Gerard Butler Boards Interactive App Wild Blue Yonder
March 16, 2016 | 07:00AM PT
Comic book company Noble Transmission is partnering with Gerard Butler’s G-Base production company to produce the Wild Blue Yonder interactive app featuring voice over from the actor, Variety has learned exclusively.
Wild Blue Yonder, a six-issue limited series published by IDW, is set in a post-apocalyptic future where a fighter pilot and her family fight to survive in the skies after radiation has made Earth uninhabitable on the surface. The app will be available in a few months, Noble CEO Austin Harrison said.
Intel is helping the publisher launch the app with its RealSense technology, which enables users to fly fighter jets or characters strapped to jet packs while gesturing at the screen. RealSense Technology allows for head tracking, facial recognition and pulse detection technology.
Noble Transmission was one of the first content partners lined up by Intel last year to use its RealSense 3D camera.
“Wild Blue Yonder is a truly original and distinctive property,” said G-Base President Alan Siegel. “When we first met the brilliant team at Noble Transmission we immediately felt like it was a fit for the G-Base brand. It is an expansive world that we look forward to exploring more. We here at G-Base were wowed by the Intel RealSense Technology and are thrilled to see Wild Blue Yonder come to life in such a dynamic way.”
Harrison said Butler’s performance as the Scram character has a great energy.
“This marriage is realized with Intel RealSense Technology,” he added. “It creates an immersive experience; one that brings comic book content to life like never before.”
Achin Bhowmik, vice president and general manager of the perceptual computing group at Intel., said that the Wild Blue Yonder project pushes the boundaries of immersive and interactive experiences using Intel RealSense Technology.
“It was amazing to hear Gerard Butler voice one of the main characters from the series,” he added. “Mr. Butler’s performance brings new depth to this character, which motivates us at Intel to continue to advance sensing and interaction technologies in new and exciting ways.”