Tuesday, 30 Sep, 2008 Current Events

The Director of 300 Signed a Deal with Electronic Arts


One of the leading independent developers of interactive entertainment and games software, Electronic Arts, has reached an agreement with Zack Snyder, a Hollywood director who worked on the hit movie 300. The game publisher will help the director develop video games, which might become movies in the near future.

According to the signed agreement, the director of The Dawn of the Dead and a movie version of the Watchmen comic book series, should work on three original games for Electronic Arts. The financial part pf the deal was not revealed.

It is worth mentioning that the agreement is analogous to an earlier deal between EA and Steven Spielberg, who in 2005 also worked on the development of three original video games.

Zack Snyder will be leading the creative direction of the games and cooperate with the company's production team in LA. The work will take place in the same studio where Spielberg is currently working on the game called Boom Blox for Wii.

The agreement stipulates that EA will be the sole owner of the intellectual property. In addition the company will develop game franchises and work on worldwide distribution. The deal also features attempts to broaden the game franchise into theatrical motion pictures.

Hollywood continues cooperating with the video games industry, which develops games based on hit movies such as the Lord of the Rings, while movie directors work on video games with a rich story that can be later brought to the big screen.

Source: Stuff.co.nz

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