Phillip K. Dick’s The Great C is Coming to PSVR, and the Venice Film Festival

July 25, 2018Written by Lucas White

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The work of Phillip K. Dick, author of legendary science fiction stories such as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (which you might know as Blade Runner) and A Scanner Darkly is about to make its debut in the VR space with an adaptation of The Great C from Secret Location. This is a “cinematic virtual reality narrative,” and will be shown for the first time at the Venice Film Festival.

In the post-apocalyptic world of The Great C, a powerful supercomputer rules over the last remaining members of human society. A village close to the computer must sacrifice a young person each year, sending them on a pilgrimage nobody has ever returned from. In the story, a woman named Claire has to deal with her fiancé being chosen for a pilgrimage, and decide whether or not to fight the tradition.

Secret Location, an Emmy-nominated studio that focuses on VR and other emergent tech, is designing The Great C by applying filmic language to the video game-like technology of VR.

The Great C will make its debut at the Venice Film Festival, and will continue on to select venues as a timed-exclusive the following September. After that, The Great C  will be released for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive in Q4 2018.