When the MSG Sphere opens in Las Vegas this fall, the content will include an immersive dubbed production Postcard of the Earthwhich according to the Las Vegas Review Journal is directed by The whale helmer Darren Aronofsky.
Madison Square Garden Entertainment has the participation of Aronofsky, whose film The whale won an Oscar for Best Actor last month Brendan Fraser, but has said it would work with Hollywood directors to create content for its massive spherical entertainment venue, which opens this fall with a series of concerts from U2.
Plans also call for hour-long programs called Sphere Experiences, such as Postcard of the Earth, to run at the location several times a day. They are created by directors working with in-house Sphere Studios to take advantage of the venue’s capabilities, including the 16,000-square-foot 16K by 16K wraparound LED display, custom spatial audio system, and 4D capabilities enabled through haptic seats and ambient sound. Effects. Construction costs for the site have risen to more than $1.8 billion.
According to today’s announcement, Postcard of the Earth will offer “a unique perspective on the magnificent beauty of life on Earth.” Last year, during a panel at the NAB Show, representatives said that Sphere Studios was planning to put its custom camera system on the International Space Station, though it was not mentioned by MSG Entertainment in today’s announcement.
Tickets for Postcard go on sale Wednesday starting at $49.
James L. Dolan, MSG Entertainment’s executive chairman and CEO, said in a statement released Tuesday, “Sphere provides a new medium for directors, artists and brands to create experiences that can’t be seen or told anywhere else, and Sphere Experiences are just one of the ways we will use the venue’s technologies to engage the senses and transport audiences to places both real and imagined. Postcard of the Earth will set a new bar for multi-sensory storytelling, and we look forward to bringing audiences to experience this fall on Sphere.