We’ve got the reality-bending trailer for The Limit, a new interactive VR action film series from filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Combining Rodriguez’ signature flair for over-the-top violence, imaginative weaponry, and piles of dead henchmen with cutting-edge VR technology and the talents of Norman Reedus and Michelle Rodriguez, The Limit looks to be a uniquely immersive experience — part intense action film, part interactive VR game.
Robert Rodriguez made a name for himself as an action-first filmmaker starting with his “Mexico Trilogy,” a span of classic action movies originating in the self-funded breakout hit El Mariachi in 1992. Since then, his work has spanned multiple genres, like the kid-friendly Spy Kids series, the critically-acclaimed adaptation of Frank Miller’s comic Sin City, and the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel, based on the classic manga by Yukito Kishiro. Aside from his work behind the camera, Rodriguez has also produced and co-produced a number of film projects under his company Troublemaker Studios and launched multiple cross-media ventures, including El Rey Network, a cable television channel which he founded in 2013.
Today, Robert Rodriguez’ first project in the world of VR goes live, with the trailer for The Limit offering a preview of what viewers/players can expect out of the experimental new entertainment concept. The Limit is the first release from Double R, a newly-launched studio by Rodriguez and his son Racer Max, who inspired the filmmaker to work with VR in this latest venture. Check out the new trailer and poster for The Limit’s first 20-minute episode below, featuring stars Norman Reedus and Michelle Rodriguez, as well as a look at the interactive moments where the player can get join the action.
Dubbed as “an immersive cinema experience,” The Limit includes a variety of action film staples, and the trailer is busy with gunfights, high-speed car chases, skydiving, and a plethora of one-liners. Norman Reedus seems to play the villain, sporting a mechanical arm that can catch bullets and even engaging in direct combat with the headset-wearer, so if you ever wanted to see what it was like to take the star of The Walking Dead on one-on-one, here’s your chance.
The series is being co-written by Rodriguez and his son Racer Max, with soundtrack credits courtesy of his younger son Rebel Rodriguez, making The Limit an all-out family affair. Michelle Rodriguez (no relation) has previously worked with the filmmaker in the Machete films, and is also cast in the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel. As for Reedus, this looks like to be his first time working under Rodriguez.
The Limit Official Plot Synopsis
From award-winning filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, THE LIMIT is a live-action, first-person POV short-form virtual reality film starring Michelle Rodriguez as M-13, a genetically-enhanced weapon of mass destruction hell-bent on destroying the covert agency that created her. The film, co-written by Racer Max, is an original concept built from the ground-up as a native VR experience, and is being produced in a new cinematic VR format that bridges the gap between traditional widescreen and 360-degree video.
Purchases of The Limit include a chapter-select demo mode, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and both 3D and 2D versions of the film, giving fans a few different ways to watch this first episode.
The Limit is available now at a 50%-off introductory price on every VR platform with the STXsurreal app, including smartphone editions ($3.99) as well as on PlayStation VR and Oculus ($4.99).