ILMxLAB is working on a VR film with Alejandro G. Iñárritu

VR filmmaking could use some more big-name talent, and ILMxLAB‘s latest project does indeed offer that: The director attached is Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the visionary behind The Revenant and Birdman.

There’s not much we know about the untitled Iñárritu collaboration with ILM’s experimental VR and MR immersive filmmaking unit, but Slashfilm has a few details, including that it’s going to be a short film which involves Oscar-winner Emmanuel Lubezki (who worked on Gravity) helping with cinematography. The general plot will focus on the “intense and excruciating experience of a group of immigrants and refugees crossing the border between Mexico and the United States,” Slashfilm reports.

We had ILMxLAB’s Michael Koperwas and Diana Williams at TechCrunch Disrupt SF earlier this month (interview below), but they were tight-lipped about any upcoming projects, including David Goyer’s Darth Vader-centered VR story. Likely they’d rather wait until these things ship before revealing too much – ‘no spoilers’ is the ILM motto, after all.