Smash ABBA Song Receives Virtual Reality Makeover in a Custom 360-Degree Video
Created by Wevr to Support the Upcoming Film and Its Soundtrack
Universal City, CA, June 14, 2018 — Universal Pictures today released a 360-degree music video for “Waterloo,” from the upcoming musical comedy MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN , in theaters July 20. The “ Waterloo” 360 Music Video is now available to view on Facebook 360, YouTube 360
and Oculus Go.
The energetic musical performance showcases the moment where the series irrepressible Donna Sheridan first meets Harry Bright, one of her daughter’s three possible dads.
A uniquely staged and choreographed experience that takes full advantage of 360-degree storytelling, the stunning video features more than 40 dancers in a seamless sequence. Set in 1979 in a vibrant Parisian café, the story sweeps the viewer into the scene as they transform into Young Donna, who is wooed by Young Harry with a timeless song.
The song, performed in the film by Hugh Skinner and Lily James, is now available as an instant download track when fans pre-order the MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN Movie Soundtrack, available on July 13.
The cinematic virtual-reality experience was created by Wevr and Universal, choreographed by Anthony Van Laast and features Skinner, alongside fellow co-stars Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, Alexa Davies and Jessica Keenan Wynn.
About MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN
Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million, you’re invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s original cast returning and new additions including Lily James, Andy Garcia and Oscar ®winner Cher, the musical comedy opens on July 20, 2018.
MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, producers of the original film. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the worldwide smash-hit stage musical.
Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel , writes and directs the sequel from a story by Richard Curtis, Parker and Catherine Johnson. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers. Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Curtis, Phyllida Lloyd and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers.
Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award ® winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar ® winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry.
As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies ( A Brilliant Young Mind ) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful ). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine ( War Horse ), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan ( Allied ) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner ( Kill Your Friends ). www.mammamiamovie.com
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