Moviegoers in select cities will be able to shake, rattle, roll and levitate in their seats as they watch J.J. Abrams’ summer sci-fi thriller Super 8.
Screenings are slated to take place in about 50 North American theaters that are outfitted with D-Box Motion Code seats. The “motion effects” technology activates pitch, roll and heave movements that shift audience members up, down and sideways in their chairs.
“The content of this new picture is an ideal match for our incredibly realistic motion effects,” D-Box Technologies CEO Claude McMaster said in a statement. The Canadian company also enables on-screen actions to trigger what it calls “intelligent vibrations” for audience members.
Produced by Steven Spielberg, Super 8 tells the story of kids who make home movies before stumbling upon a government cover-up of mysterious events involving aliens. The movie opens June 10. (Reprinted from Wired.com)