Over the course of the last few years, Michelle Rodriguez has kept herself busy in her role as Letty Toretto in the Fast and Furious franchise. Even in the face of threats to quit, it looks like working on Fast and Furious 9 and Fast and Furious 10 will take up quite a bit of her time. That said, it seems like she is not too busy to branch out and experiment, as it now appears that she is teaming up with Sin City's Robert Rodriguez (no relation) for an insane new virtual reality TV project called The Limit.
We have known for quite some time that Robert Rodriguez has been working on a VR project, but now we have far more information about it. Currently titled The Limit, the project will focus on Michelle Rodriguez, as she portrays a genetically-altered human weapon that goes on a rampage to destroy the organization that created her (which is such a Robert Rodriguez storyline). The Limit's story will take the form of a first-person POV action adventure, and it is being hailed as the first of its kind in the VR world.
One thing not specifically noted by Variety's reveal of The Limit is when exactly we can expect it to debut on VR headsets. All we currently know is that it's scheduled to debut in mid-2018, which is right around the corner.
Working together on The Limit is far from the first instance of collaboration between Michelle and Robert Rodriguez. The duo similarly worked together on films like 2010's Machete, 2013's Machete Kills, and this year's Alita: Battle Angel -- which just received a delay and now has a December release. There's a strong tradition of bizarre action filmmaking in the projects that Michelle and Robert Rodriguez have worked on together in the past, but The Limit genuinely looks like it is shaping up to become something that we have not seen from them before.
Virtual reality is slowly but surely seeping its way into the mainstream, as more and more filmmakers and creators have looked at new and innovative ways to tell stories with it, with one recent and notable example being Robert Zemeckis' The Walk. With that in mind, it looks like The Limit could be a vital next step in the process of bringing this technology into the mainstream even further.
Make sure to stay tuned for more up-to-date information about The Limit as more news related to this insane virtual reality project breaks. Until we know more about The Limit, make sure to head over to CinemaBlend's 2018 midseason premiere guide to see what else this coming spring has in store for content on the small screen!