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THE LION KING: Jon Favreau To Use Virtual Reality Technology For Film

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Jon Favreau Says He Plans To Use Virtual Reality Technology In The Lion King

The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau revealed that he intends to use the VR technology he utilized so heavily in that film in his next Disney remake, 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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