Choreographer Bosco Leslie Martis is all set to make his directorial debut with a dance-horror-comedy. The film has been titled Rocket Gang. What’s more exciting about the film is that the makers will use real-time Virtual Reality (VR) to shoot some of its sequences.
This technique of Zee Studios film will post-production time and decrease expected manpower.
Rocket Gang will feature Student of the Year 2’a actor Aditya Seal and Nikita Dutta, last seen in Netflix’s “Maska”. It will also have five selected kids from across the country along with feature selected dancers from reality show, “Dance India Dance”.
Talking about the film Bosco said, “It’s an emotional day for me as I step into my responsibility as a filmmaker. A genre-defining film, Rocket Gang is a fun, crazy, emotional entertainer that audiences can watch as a family together. I’m super excited and pumped to use this amazing, game-changing real-time VR technology to shoot, we will also be creating a 3-dimensional virtual set to make it as realistic as possible. It’s a true collaboration with Zee Studios who are leaving no stone unturned for me to get the best possible immersive and interactive experience to create truly spectacular visuals necessary to fulfil my vision for Rocket Gang. A spectacle film needs spectacular virtual production!”
Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios was quoted as saying, “We are super excited to shoot the film with this amazing, most modern technology, real-time VR, which has been custom-developed to suit our film’s specific requirements. For the first time used in any Bollywood film, it is a game changer for spectacle films that are VFX-heavy like Rocket Gang. It will not only drastically reduce our post-production time but also decrease expected manpower during the shoot, thereby, adhering to all safety guidelines when we start the shoot. We are preparing to go on floor in a couple of months as soon as we complete our pre-production work.”
Rocket Gang is slated to release in summer 2021.