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Vrabeck confirmed as head of Legendary games division

Former Activision and EA exec joins movie firm's digital offshoot

Legendary Pictures has confirmed that Kathy Vrabeck has been hired to head up its new digital division, responsible for developing videogames based on the company's properties.

The appointment was first rumoured back in February, following Vrabeck's departure from Electronic Arts where she was president of the publisher's short-lived casual games label.

"The opportunity to combine Legendary’s brand, loyal consumer following and talented creative partnerships with the fastest growing segments of digital entertainment is incredibly exciting," said Vrabeck, according to the LA Times.

The movie production company is already working on films based on games properties Gears of War and World of Warcraft, and has four titles that have grossed over USD 350 million worldwide with The Dark Knight, 300, Batman: Begins and Superman Returns, through its partnership with Warner Bros.

Titles currently in various stages of development include Clash of the Titans, Jonah Hex, Where the Wild Things Are and Kung Fu.

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