London - Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones and consoles, today announced a licensing agreement with The Halcyon Company to develop, distribute and publish the official mobile game to the first film of the new Terminator trilogy, Terminator Salvation. The game will be available day and date of the film release on May 22, 2009.
In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.
“The Terminator franchise is one of the world’s most recognized brands and Gameloft is pleased to create the game that brings the excitement of the movie to your fingertips,” said Gonzague de Vallois, senior vice president of publishing, Gameloft. "The film provides an optimal environment for our new game and will capture the thrills of the sci-fi adventure for Terminator Salvation fans worldwide."
“We are excited to bring an immersive cinematic experience to mobile gaming with the release of Terminator Salvation" said Cos Lazouras, president of Halcyon Games. "Players will have the ability to expand their interaction with the Terminator universe with content that is unique to this platform."
The Halcyon Company is a privately financed, media development, production and financing company, headed by co-CEOs Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek. The company is designed to create, acquire, manage, publish and maintain the creative integrity of each and every project delivered by The Halcyon Company across traditional and non-traditional channels of distribution. In May 2007, Halcyon acquired all of the rights in relationship to the Terminator franchise. These rights include the right to produce any future Terminator films, as well as all future merchandising and licensing rights, certain future revenues derived from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, as well as certain rights in the television project The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the sole right to produce all future Terminator projects in any new or existing media. In 2009, Warner Bros. and Sony will distribute the highly anticipated re-launch of the franchise, Terminator Salvation. Halcyon recently secured the highly-coveted first-look rights to the works of science fiction and cyber-punk writer Philip K. Dick. Through this unprecedented agreement, Halcyon will have the first option to develop in conjunction with Electric Shepherd for film adaptations, as well as television and other media projects, based on Dick’s vast body of works.
About Terminator Salvation
Terminator Salvation is directed by McG from a screenplay is by Michael Ferris & John Brancato and Jonathan Nolan and Anthony Zuiker, story by Michael Ferris & John Brancato., Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek, Moritz Borman and Jeffrey Silver are the producers, with Jeanne Allgood, Dan Lin, Mario F. Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna and Joel B. Michaels serving as executive producers. Opening nationwide on May 22, 2009, Terminator Salvation will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures. Sony Pictures Entertainment is distributing the film in most international territories
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones and consoles. Established in 1999, it has emerged as one of the top innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile handsets equipped with Java, Brew or Symbian technology. The total number of games-enabled handsets is anticipated to exceed four billion units by 2012. Gameloft games are also available to players on WiiWare and DS, Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE Arcade, Apple’s iPod, iTouch and iPhones, and PCs.
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