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Hans Zimmer scores - Masters of the Sun. Debuts at Sundance Film Festival / TechCrunch

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Today, "Masters of the Sun" debuts at Sundance Film Festival, with the backing of Oculus, and becomes available on Gear VR headsets. While Facebook's VR division recently shut down its in-house Story Studio, Oculus has traded the heavy-handed control for a lighter touch, funding unique products it couldn't conceive itself.

Masters of the Sun is part Marvel, part Dolemite, brought from augmented reality-enhanced print into VR with voices like Queen Latifah, a score by Hans Zimmer and the guidance of Stan Lee. It tells the story of regular people turned into super heroes as they try to save their community from drug-ravaged zombies… and the world from an angry alien god the Egyptians abandoned. "Working with people like Hans Zimmer, we had to invent music for it," will.i.am tells me. "We had to have the music breathe and extend and be elastic at the speed at which the person experiences it. We had to invent new ways of composing." The concept is sure to become a building block for future VR where you control the tempo.

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