It seems to be a growing trend that big Hollywood blockbusters also get some sort of virtual reality (VR) promotion tacked on, with this months Dunkirk getting two, the Dunkirk VR Experience and the Dunkirk WebVR videogame. Changing things round somewhat, today, Nickelodeon has announced the start of production on a brand-new original TV movie, Inside Voice, which has been inspired by VR instead.
Starring Jace Norman (Henry Danger, Splitting Adam, Rufus), JoJo Siwa (JoJo Siwa: My World, Dance Moms) and Daniella Perkins (Knight Squad, Legendary Dudas), Inside Voice is a live-action comedy telling the story of Jeremy Martin (Norman), who puts on a VR headset at the mall, then suddenly he loses his “inside voice” and starts spouting every thought he has out loud.
Adding to the issue Jeremy is running for student council president against his classmate Milly (Perkins), who is full of great ideas to improve the school. Trying to get back to normality, Jeremy and his sister Victoria (JoJo Siwa) must figure out how to convince his brain that he can speak up for himself.
Executive produced by Scott McAboy and Michael Sammaciccia, with Amy Sydorick is serving as producer and Jace Norman serving as co-producer, Inside Voice’s VR sequences are being developed and created by Nickelodeon’s Entertainment Lab, the network’s new division spearheading long-range research and development efforts around new technologies for the company and its audience.
Inside Voice is set to premiere in 2018. VRFocus will continue to report on all facets of VR, whether in the news or used in culture.