Wilfried Van Baelen’s Belgium-based, multi-faceted post-production outfit, GALAXY STUDIOS, announced today that it has finalised a three-picture production agreement with filmmaker Richard Elfman (MODERN VAMPIRES). The deal also incorporates Van Baelen’s Auro Technologies, ensuring the revolutionary immersive sound format AURO-3D® is employed across all of the upcoming three pictures.
Richard Elfman’s first film under the Galaxy/AURO-3D® deal will be a sequel to his wildly successful cult hit, the musical/fantasy FORBIDDEN ZONE. Four-time Oscar®-Nominated and Emmy® and Grammy Award®-winning composer Danny Elfman and actress Jenna Elfman (DHARMA & GREG) are both attached to FORBIDDEN ZONE 2, with further names soon to be announced.
The AURO-3D® listening format delivers the most natural immersive sound experience on the market. It is an exciting move from two-dimensional surround sound formats to three-dimensional sound, achieved by adding the missing and final dimension in sound ‘height’ in front of and all around the viewer. AURO-3D® is the only sound system on the market that has just one file, making it easy for distributors to achieve high-resolution audio on any system in the world. The format is currently on display at the Cannes Film Festival in an AURO-3D® theater specially constructed next to the AURO offices and lounge on the Hotel Majestic Plage.
About working with the new AURO-3D® sound format, Elfman said, “Hearing is believing. What stereo is to mono and 5.1 to stereo, AURO-3D® sound is to 5.1. AURO-3D® changes the way media will present sound. As FORBIDDEN ZONE 2 is wall-to-wall music—to be released along with a video game—AURO-3D®’s immersive sound will really knock the ball out of the park. I’m very excited!”
Wilfried Van Baelen added, “FORBIDDEN ZONE 2 is a gift for the AURO-3D® format – the original was a cult kaleidoscope of ideas, sounds, and imagery, and we could not be more excited to help push Richard’s sequel into a similarly surreal dimension. The technology used will match the ambition of this startlingly visionary filmmaker.”