‘One Strange Rock’ EPs on their ‘Wild’ Experience, Working with Will Smith

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky knows more than a few things about creating big, bold, eye-catching images on-screen designed to heighten the emotional experience for a viewer. But he also knows that today’s audience often consumes their media on small screens, like their smartphones. So when he set out to executive produce his first project for television […]

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky knows more than a few things about creating big, bold, eye-catching images on-screen designed to heighten the emotional experience for a viewer. But he also knows that today’s audience often consumes their media on small screens, like their smartphones. So when he set out to executive produce his first project for television […]

Darren Aronofsky’s VR Series ‘Spheres’ Lands Record Sundance Deal

In an seven-figure historic acquisition, virtual reality studio CityLights has acquired the Darren Aronofsky-produced VR series “Spheres.”

Made for Facebook’s Oculus Rift device from director Eliza McNitt, the first episode of “Spheres” premiered in the VR Experiences section at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It will roll out for Oculus users this year, and has plans for other unspecified distribution. The first episode is narrated by Jessica Chastain.

“‘Spheres’ explores the songs of the cosmos. Most people think space is silent — it’s not. We’re excited for CityLights to help bring this experience to the world as we pioneer a new path to create and distribute immersive stories,” McNitt said in a statement.

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“Sphere” is produced by Aronfsky’s Protozoa Pictures with Jess Engel, Arnaud Colinart and Dylan Golden.

The series, financed by Oculus Studios and Protozoa Pictures, features original music from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of Survive (“Stranger Things”) with sound design by Craig Henighan.

AtlasV, Crimes of Curiosity & Novelab produced the VR component with support from Intel.

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In an seven-figure historic acquisition, virtual reality studio CityLights has acquired the Darren Aronofsky-produced VR series “Spheres.”

Made for Facebook’s Oculus Rift device from director Eliza McNitt, the first episode of “Spheres” premiered in the VR Experiences section at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It will roll out for Oculus users this year, and has plans for other unspecified distribution. The first episode is narrated by Jessica Chastain.

“‘Spheres’ explores the songs of the cosmos. Most people think space is silent — it’s not. We’re excited for CityLights to help bring this experience to the world as we pioneer a new path to create and distribute immersive stories,” McNitt said in a statement.

“Sphere” is produced by Aronfsky’s Protozoa Pictures with Jess Engel, Arnaud Colinart and Dylan Golden.

The series, financed by Oculus Studios and Protozoa Pictures, features original music from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of Survive (“Stranger Things”) with sound design by Craig Henighan.

AtlasV, Crimes of Curiosity & Novelab produced the VR component with support from Intel.

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‘Spheres: Songs Of Spacetime’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain Narrates VR Experience Exploring Sounds Of The Cosmos

EXCLUSIVE: The deepest darkest corners of the universe are unveiled in the new trailer for Eliza McNitt’s Spheres: Songs of Spacetime, the first installment of three in an episodic series will be released on the Oculus Rift in 2018.
Making its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the New Frontier category, Songs of Spacetime is executive produced by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, and Jessica Chastain, who also serves the narrator. Haunting, mysterious and…

EXCLUSIVE: The deepest darkest corners of the universe are unveiled in the new trailer for Eliza McNitt’s Spheres: Songs of Spacetime, the first installment of three in an episodic series will be released on the Oculus Rift in 2018. Making its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the New Frontier category, Songs of Spacetime is executive produced by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, and Jessica Chastain, who also serves the narrator. Haunting, mysterious and…

Darren Aronofsky On ‘One Strange Rock’: We’re Creating A “Visual Bible” — TCA

National Geographic Channel’s new ten-part docuseries One Strange Rock not only has the backing of a group of the world’s most notable astronauts, but also the star power of Darren Aronofsky behind it as one of its EPs .
“It is a very different show than you’ve seen before,” Aronofsky said at TCA on Saturday. “What was exciting about this was taking astronomy, anthropology, biology, chemistry, physics, and trying to sort of blend them together to talk about this home that…

National Geographic Channel’s new ten-part docuseries One Strange Rock not only has the backing of a group of the world’s most notable astronauts, but also the star power of Darren Aronofsky behind it as one of its EPs . “It is a very different show than you’ve seen before,” Aronofsky said at TCA on Saturday. “What was exciting about this was taking astronomy, anthropology, biology, chemistry, physics, and trying to sort of blend them together to talk about this home that…

Jennifer Lawrence Terrorized by ‘Mother!’ in Trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s Horror (Video)

Jennifer Lawrence is seen in all her terrified glory in the official trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s horror suspense “Mother!”

Also starring Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris, the Paramount Pictures drama reveals how a couple’s (Lawrence and Bardem) relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

“He has pictures of you in his luggage,” a totally freaked out Lawrence tells her husband in the trailer released Monday night.

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“God help you,” she is later told as blood-filled horrific snapshots unfold.

It is soon apparent that Bardem isn’t as shocked about the eerie strangers as Lawrence is.

“All I am trying to do is bring life into this house, open the door to new people, new ideas,” he says.

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“Mother!” was written and directed by Aronofsky, who co-produced with Scott Franklin and Ari Handel.

Kristen Wiig, Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson round out the creepy cast.

“Mother!” will screen at Toronto Film Festival and hit theaters Sept. 15.

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Jennifer Lawrence is seen in all her terrified glory in the official trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s horror suspense “Mother!”

Also starring Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris, the Paramount Pictures drama reveals how a couple’s (Lawrence and Bardem) relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

“He has pictures of you in his luggage,” a totally freaked out Lawrence tells her husband in the trailer released Monday night.

“God help you,” she is later told as blood-filled horrific snapshots unfold.

It is soon apparent that Bardem isn’t as shocked about the eerie strangers as Lawrence is.

“All I am trying to do is bring life into this house, open the door to new people, new ideas,” he says.

“Mother!” was written and directed by Aronofsky, who co-produced with Scott Franklin and Ari Handel.

Kristen Wiig, Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson round out the creepy cast.

“Mother!” will screen at Toronto Film Festival and hit theaters Sept. 15.

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