Fox’s Wild – The Experience is an unusual piece of content in the nascent virtual reality world. Instead of dealing with an action-packed or gimmicky experience, the quiet, reflective piece follows Reese Witherspoon’s character from Wild as she hikes a nature trail and interacts with the memory of her deceased mother.
As co-director Félix Lajeunesse tells Engadget, “We saw the film … and we understood why [Fox] wanted us to think of a VR experience for that because we really believe in the power of virtual reality to communicate human intimacy, human proximity and sort of a pure emotional human experience. And this film is about that … And that level of intimacy is the kind of approach that we’re interested in for virtual reality.”
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