EXCLUSIVE: Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon of iwot Productions have teamed with immersive storytelling firm ArtsDistrict Studios and Vortex Immersion to develop a new immersive adaptation of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time book series.
The three companies have said they will “leverage their respective strengths” to create a series of immersive experiences that will “bring the wonders of The Wheel of Time to life by harnessing the power of cutting-edge immersive and AI-enabled technologies, including 360-degree visuals and sound, holographic projections, and spatial storytelling, to create a riveting entertainment experience.”
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Selvage and Mondragon serve as executive producers on the TV adaptation of The Wheel of Time, co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television. Seasons one and two of the show are currently streaming on Prime.
ArtsDistrict Studios is a leading firm in the creation of in-person 360-degree story-driven experiences. Vortex is best known for its work in the construction of domed and spherical venues for immersive entertainment and experiential marketing.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with proven innovators ArtsDistrict Studios and Vortex Immersion to create extended Wheel of Time-branded experiences in an immersive, interactive, and unforgettable way,” said Selvage, CEO of iwot productions. “This collaboration will allow us to create spellbinding experiences that will redefine the way that audiences interact with stories.”
The Wheel of Time runs over 14 novels. The story portrays a world teetering on the brink of chaos, where five friends from a remote village are touched with destiny and tasked with uniting a fractured world against the Dark One and his thirteen champions known as the Forsaken-men and women who have given their souls to the dark in return for immortality and unimaginable powers.
David Galpern, co-founder of ArtsDistrict Studios, added: “We are excited to partner with iwot productions and Vortex to push the boundaries of immersive storytelling. We aim to fully immerse the audience in narrative worlds, and it is a thrill to explore a world as rich as ‘The Wheel of Time’. We believe that immersive entertainment is not just the future, but the here and now, and we are committed to creating experiences that are truly unforgettable.”
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