Jon Favreau Says He Plans To Use Virtual Reality Technology In The Lion King
When The Jungle Book hit theaters a couple months back, audiences and critics were wowed by the incredibly-lifelike effects used in the movie. Given the massive success of that film, it was a foregone conclusion that Favreau would continue using it in his future projects:
Favreau told us about how virtual reality tech is being developed faster than other effects tech because it’s a consumer-grade product. “A lot of the simulcam and motion capture technology that we use here, a lot of it was innovated around the making of ‘Avatar,’ and hasn’t really changed much, because there’s just not a lot of consumers,” he said. “There are a lot of people who watch, but not a lot of people who use the technology. So we were finding ourselves building around technology that hadn’t changed a lot in the last 10 years. But now as we’re exploring what is being developed for VR, and game engine technology, a lot of that was used to some extent in ‘Jungle Book,’ but as I look forward to developing this process further, there’s a lot over overlap.”
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