Over thirty years on, the sci-fi cult classic “The Last Starfighter” is set to get a revival in a whole new arena.
The original film’s scribe Jonathan Betuel has teamed with the LA-based Surreal.tv to work on “The Starfighter Chronicles,” a new TV series based on the project which will also be the first TV series to embrace virtual reality.
The original film saw a teenage video-game fan thrown into outer space to fight in an interstellar war. The new series however will be a serialized story about alien law enforcement and “instilling a moral code”.
While the show will be viewable on plain old TVs, certain sequences will allow viewers equipped with virtual reality headsets to break the frame and look around the scene’s environments in all directions.
Surreal’s Andy Vick and Rick Rey are also helping develop the project which is still in very early stages.