Virtual Revolution – The Movie
(key art by Benoit Penaud)
Welcome to Virtual Revolution’s crowdfunding page! Here you will have the opportunity to be a part of our adventure, by helping us making a gritty, dirty sci-fi feature film about a dystopia where entertainment in general, and virtual reality in particular, have become a new way of life…
Virtual Revolution is a sci-fi feature, which could be described as cyberpunk. An interesting definition of cyberpunk is: ‘High Tech, Low Life’. Most cyberpunk stories are dystopias set in our future, and they tend to raise questions that our societies will have to deal with in several years, decades, or centuries.
Virtual Revolution is also a bit of tech noir, with some of the typical codes from noir films (the investigator, the Femme Fatale…etc), but in a European environment.
(concept art by Jeff Brown)
Finally, Virtual Revolution will be a very visual film, as there will be cyberpunk elements, but also medieval fantasy ones, and post apocalyptic ones.
Paris, 2047. Technology has progressed to the point where virtual reality has become as realistic as reality itself. But when you can be a hero, a legend, when you can pilot spaceships and discover new planets, ride horses against orks and conquer lands, board pirate ships and explore islands, when you can get fame, pleasure, and wealth without risks, what’s the point in sticking to reality?
Paris, 2047. 75% of the population spend all their time online, and don’t care anymore about reality anymore. They are the Connected. Some have decided to stick to reality. The wealthy, mainly, since real life has reamined pretty comfortable for them. But also other people, for various reasons. Philosophical, religious, or just because what they do in life just matters to them more than virtual worlds. They are the Living. Finally, a small minority never could make a choice, spending half of their time connected, and the other half awake. They are the Hybrids.
(concept art by Benjamin Sjoberg)
Nash is a Hybrid. He is also a killer, paid by multinational companies to track down and eliminate terrorists who threaten the system. His new investigation takes him from the most opulent parts of Neo Paris to its dirtiest slums, but also through different virtual worlds he needs to log into. But when he finds himself in the middle of a dangerous game between the multinational companies, the terrorists, and Interpol, choices have to be made…