Global phenomenons, The Black Eyed Peas, are set to release the companion augmented reality app for their groundbreaking graphic novel, distributed by Marvel Comics, Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles on Black Friday (November 24th, 2017).
The will.i.am created graphic novel is a futuristic B-Boy meets L.A gang culture meets Egyptology themed Zombie thriller that was released to much acclaim in August of this year.
“I’ve known about the possibilities of AR for the past three years and we’ve been building in those worlds and as we were working on the graphic novel with Ben Jackendoff and Damion Scott, I know we’re going to do a traditional graphic novel,” says will.i.am. “It’s wasn’t going to like a traditional graphic novel and I wanted elements of the book to where it came to life. VR, AR, AI all of the cool acronyms, we’ve already been dabbling and this is one end result.”
Masters of the Sun will now be brought to life with the ground-breaking AR featuring the voices of some of Hollywood and hip-hop’s most crucial artists including: Jamie Foxx, Rakim, Queen Latifah, Common, Michael Rapaport, Rosario Dawson, Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Redman, Charlamagne Tha God, Mary J. Blige, Flavor Flav, Raekwon, KRS-One, Jaden Smith, Slick Rick, John Dimaggio, and Jason Isaacs.
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The app will also feature narration by 95 year old legendary comic icon Stan Lee Lee (co-creator of Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, The Avengers, The Fantastic Four, etc. Former editor, publisher and Chairman of Marvel Comics) and a score co-produced by both BEP member will.i.am and Academy Award winning composer, Hans Zimmer (Dark Knight Trilogy, The Lion King).
“This is so exciting, I wish I was about 70 years younger so I could grow up with this because what this is going to look like in another couple of generations… I can’t even imagine.” – Stan Lee
Developed internally and in partnership with pioneering mixed reality company, Trigger Global, who are known for their work alongside iconic brands from Lego to McDonald’s, Masters of the Sun‘s augmented reality app brings the graphic novel to life with an innovative multimedia experience blending voice acting, sound effects, and full score. Each page includes animated text or graphics that come to life just by holding the mobile device over each page of the graphic novel providing users nearly 90 minutes of content. Expect the experience to set the stage for the virtual reality edition currently in development in partnership with VR innovator Oculus.
Set for release on both iOS and Android mobile platforms, the Masters of the Sun augmented reality app will retail for $1.99.
The standalone graphic novel of Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles released last summer is currently available for purchase at bookstores and online retailers (Amazon and Barnes & Noble) and Marvel Comics.
Voice Cast (Full List Available Upon Request):
- Narrator – Stan Lee
- Master Sun – Rakim
- Polo – Jaden Smith
- Saleem – Jamie Foxx
- Malik – Charlamagne Tha God
- Lady Nix – Queen Latifah
- Big Ap – Common
- Apep – Jason Isaacs
- Emeritis – Mary J Blige
- Agent Hughes – Rosario Dawson
- Secret Agent – Ice T
- DJ Eddie Flip – Slick Rick
- Sonny – Raekwon
- Jay Jay – Redman
- Zulu X – KRS-One
- Jimmy Guapo – Michael Rapaport
- Tyrone – Snoop Dogg
- Amun Ra – John DiMaggio
- Amari Jones – Flavor Flav
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