- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The story of Jesus Christ is coming to virtual reality for the first time.

Autumn Productions and VRWerx announced plans Wednesday to release the live-action film “Jesus VR - The Story of Christ” on all major VR platforms this Christmas.

The 90-minute movie will depict such events as Jesus’ birth, baptism, crucifixion and resurrection in 360 degrees. “Jesus VR” was filmed in 4K resolution on location in Matera, Italy.

The movie will be available for rent or purchase for VR systems such as Samsung Gear, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and HTC Vive

The film is directed by David Hansen and stars Tim Fellingham as Jesus. “The Passion of the Christ” executive producer Enzo Sisti is among the producers.

VRWerx previously created a VR game based on the “Paranormal Activity” film franchise.

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