Groundhog Day

The original Groundhog Day movie came out back in 1993. It starred the always fantastic Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. It was written and directed by Egon himself, Harold Ramis (may he rest in peace).

The premise was simple: A weatherman (Murray) is stuck in Punxsutawney, PA doomed to repeat February 2, otherwise known as "Groundhog Day," for all eternity. It was part comedy, part depressing realizations, and part romance all rolled into a single film set in one location and on one day.

And now here in 2019, an official spiritual successor to that movie is being made, but it's being made in virtual reality. Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is an upcoming VR title (PSVR, Rift, & Vive) that places you in the shoes of Phil Connors Jr., the son of the character Murray played in the original film. Just like dear old pops, he's also doomed to repeat Groundhog Day for all eternity unless he can make everything perfect.

In Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, you’ll play as the charming but arrogant Phil Connors Jr., who grew up in the shadow of his father — a man who spent a lifetime repeating a single day until he had made it perfect. But for Phil Jr., today is the worst day of his life. He's trapped back home in Punxsutawney, the small town he thought he'd escaped, where he can't even get a decent cappuccino — and he's going to have to repeat the day over and over, until he learns the true value of friends and family.
I'm not quite sure why they decided a follow-up to the movie needed to be made, or why it took them 26 years to do so, but here we are. The game is being developed by Tequila Works, the development studio that worked to bring us The Sexy Brutale and Rime. It's being published by Sony Pictures Virtual Reality, a VR division of Sony Pictures Entertainment. They previously released other VR tie-ins with movies such as Ghostbusters: Dimension and Spider-Man: Homecoming VR.