Oculus Rift and Interstellar Team Up for a Starstruck Movie Preview

By Gerald Lynch on at

Heading to the states this month? Want to make a simulated trip to the stars part of your trip? Then make sure to check out the travelling virtual reality preview event for Christopher Nolan's upcoming Interstellar.

The movie, starring Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine and Anne Hathaway, sees an intrepid team of space travellers exploit a wormhole in the hope of furthering mankind's exploration of deep space. The preview events will put the public in the heart of the movie, using an Oculus Rift headset and settings from the film to give an audience the impression that they are experiencing zero-gravity weightlessness.

Interstellar hits UK cinemas on November 7th. Sadly there doesn't seem to be any word on the Oculus Rift preview travelling beyond the states, but we'll keep you posted if we hear otherwise. If any of you guys do manage to get along to one of the events to try it out, do let us know what it was like!

The Oculus Rift Interstellar preview will be travelling to:

New York, AMC Lincoln Square 13: October 6th-8th
Houston, AMC Gulf Pointe 30: October 17th-19th 
Los Angeles, AMC City Walk: October 25th-27th
Chantilly, VA, Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center: November 5th-19th

[Variety]