PLAYA VISTA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digital Domain, one of the largest and most innovative providers of visual effects and immersive experiences, has launched its first cinematic virtual reality series, “Monkey King.” Now available on Sony PlayStation®VR, “Digital Domain’s Monkey King™” reintroduces simian Sun Wukong, aka the Monkey King, one of the most famous literary figures in Chinese mythology. The VR experience brings the story to life in stunning detail, transporting viewers into a world of supernatural creatures with twists and turns along the way.
“For several decades, Digital Domain has been an innovator in the entertainment industry by creating content that fans want to consume,” said Amit Chopra, CEO, North America, Digital Domain. “‘Monkey King’ is the first of many pieces of original content to leverage our in-house visual effects artistry, 360 experience, and interactive technologies. Immersive storytelling is the next level of transportive experiences, and Digital Domain, once again, is leading the industry.”
Digital Domain is uniquely positioned to play a key role in the VR content market. The studio has years of experience creating visual effects for Hollywood feature films and advertisements, including original works from world-class entertainment industry partners. The company’s offerings include animation, short films, and documentaries, as well as livestreaming and VOD from landmark musical, political, and entertainment events from around the globe.
“To build on Digital Domain’s legacy, the studio’s first piece of original content needed to be an impressive mix of all our in-house talent and capabilities,” added Wayne Kennedy, Director of Creative Development, Digital Domain. “Upon considering many great stories, I was most inspired by a childhood favorite of mine, the fabled story of Monkey King. Our team adapted the fantastical tale with some originality and are excited to introduce the story to western audiences. Bringing a cinematic experience to an immersive world will open up the possibilities of virtual reality to a more diverse audience.”
Download the first three chapters of “Monkey King” today on the PlayStation™ Network for $9.99. “Monkey King” will also be available on Oculus, HTC Vive, Google Daydream, Steam and Google Cardboard later this year.
Download Digital Domain’s “Monkey King” on Sony PlayStation®VR here.
About Digital Domain
Digital Domain creates transportive experiences that entertain, inform and inspire. The company is a pioneer in many fields, including visual effects, livestreaming landmark events in 360° virtual reality, building situational awareness applications, creating “virtual humans” for use in films and live events, and developing interactive content. A creative force in visual effects and media applications, Digital Domain and its predecessor entities have brought artistry and technology to hundreds of motion pictures, commercials, video games, music videos and virtual reality experiences. Its groundbreaking visual effects appear in films such as “Titanic,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and recent blockbusters “Furious 7” and “Deadpool.” Staff artists have won more than 100 major awards, including Academy Awards, Clios, BAFTA awards and Cannes Lions. Digital Domain has offices in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong. Digital Domain Holdings Limited (www.ddhl.com) is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code 547). www.digitaldomain.com.