STX Entertainment’s VR division STXsurreal has just unveiled its new slate of projects which includes some impressive names from the film and TV world.
The new projects are short-form live-action series including a comedy from Ed Helms, an untitled Dave Bautista action-comedy, a Peter Berg-directed spin-off of the “Mile 22” film franchise, a sci-fi thriller from “John Wick” writer Derek Kolstad and a “Jay and Silent Bob” project from Kevin Smith.
Helms’ “New Tricks’ is a short-form live-action comedy series about an aimless 30 year-old Radio Shack employee who receives a visit from a magical elf one day and learns he is destined to become the world’s greatest wizard.
Berg’s “Mile 22” spin-off will be titled “The Kiev Exchange” and follows the CIA’s elusive paramilitary force, Ground Branch, as they negotiate a tense and complex hostage exchange in a public square. Kolstad’s sci-fi project follows a mysterious government agent sent to investigate an aircraft crash in rural New Mexico in 1947, only to learn this was no ordinary incident.
Finally, Smith will write, direct and produce his “Jay and Silent Bob” series which will be shot entirely from the perspective of Bob. Viewers will embody the silent fanboy himself while alpha-slacker Jay (Jason Mewes) leads the way through a string of idiotic adventures.
They join the previously announced live-action, short-form VR series “The Limit” from Robert Rodriguez and starring Michelle Rodriguez. All of these series will premiere later this year on STX’s Surreal channel which launches as an app on VR headsets. The