FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Mateo, Calif. - February 11, 2008 - Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced that it will be publishing a mobile game based on the forthcoming Warner Bros. Pictures live-action film SPEED RACER, a high-octane family adventure written, directed and produced by the Wachowski brothers, creators of the The Matrix trilogy, with producer Joel Silver. The mobile game marks the first title Glu will develop and publish through its strategic worldwide partnership with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.
"The SPEED RACER film features key elements that make a great mobile game -speed, adventure, exciting characters and storyline," said Jill Braff, senior vice president of global publishing, Glu. "As buzz builds for the upcoming film, we're excited to bring a truly engaging game based on this highly anticipated film to the mobile phone."
In addition to the mobile game, Glu will publish additional mobile content including wallpapers, ringtones, animated screensavers, voice tones and ringbacks.
"Glu has demonstrated its ability to create the highest quality games and make them available to a broad audience of mobile consumers around the world," said Maria Seidman, vice president, sales development, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. "We're excited to see the roll-out of SPEED RACER on the mobile platform and we believe we will benefit from their mobile expertise in reaching SPEED RACER fans around the world on the mobile platform."
SPEED RACER opens in U.S. theaters on May 9. The SPEED RACER mobile game will be released in late April and will be available worldwide through Glu's global network of wireless carriers and distributors.
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About Speed Racer, in theatres nationwide on May 9
From the Wachowski brothers, creators of the groundbreaking The Matrix trilogy, comes the live-action, high-octane film SPEED RACER, which follows the adventures of the young race car driver Speed in his quest for glory in his thunderous Mach 5. Joel Silver, who previously worked with the Wachowski brothers on The Matrix movies and V for Vendetta, is producing the film under his Silver Pictures banner. Grant Hill, Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski are also producing. David Lane Seltzer, Michael Lambert and Bruce Berman are the executive producers. SPEED RACER stars Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) in the title role; Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan) as Speed's girlfriend Trixie; John Goodman (Evan Almighty) and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) as Mom and Pops Racer; Matthew Fox (TV's Lost) as the mysteriously masked Racer X; Benno Fürmann as Inspector Detector; Hiroyuki Sanada as Mr. Mushi; Asian pop superstar Rain as a rival driver named Taejo Togokahn; and Richard Roundtree as Ben Burns. Based on the classic series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida, the live-action SPEED RACER will showcase the kind of revolutionary visual effects and cutting-edge storytelling that have become the benchmarks of The Wachowski Brothers' films. SPEED RACER is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, of a Silver Pictures Production, in association with Anarchos Productions.
About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD)
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) is a leader in the distribution of digital content through pioneering deals with emerging platforms and the digital businesses of traditional clients. WBDD represents the largest film and television library worldwide and is responsible for the global distribution of this library through Electronic Sell-Through and Transactional Video On Demand. WBDD also distributes and licenses theatrical content across Wireless and Online channels SPEED RACER MOVIE: ® Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. SPEED RACER: SPEED RACER Enterprises, Inc.
Glu (NASDAQ: GLUU) is a leading global publisher of mobile games. Its portfolio of top-rated games includes original titles Super K.O. Boxing!, Stranded and Brain Genius, and titles based on major brands from partners including Atari, Activision, Konami, Harrah's, Hasbro, Warner Bros., Microsoft, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, SEGA and Sony. Founded in 2001, Glu is based in San Mateo, Calif. and has offices in London, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Hong Kong, China, Sao Paulo and Chile. Consumers can find high-quality, fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com.
Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the anticipated release date of the SPEED RACER game. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Investors should consider important risk factors, which include: the risk that Glu may fail to successfully execute on the partnerships with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution; the risk that the movie may not be as successful with consumers as anticipated; the risk that the mobile games described in this news release may not be accepted by consumers as anticipated; and other risks detailed under the caption "Risk Factors" in Glu's most recent report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Rule 424(b)(4) on November 14, 2007. Glu is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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