Activision acquires rights to Minority Report film
It has recently been announced that Activision has acquired the rights to Minority Report, the Steven Spielberg sci-fi film starring Tom Cruise due out in the summer of 2002. Along with this information, Activision has secured a five-year deal to create games worldwide on multiple systems based on the movie. Written by Philip K. Dick, creator of Blade Runner and Total Recall, Minority Report has the makings for a videogame format with its futuristic approach, mixed in with a thriller short story.
"Minority Report lends itself well to a wide variety of gameplay elements with intense futuristic storylines and gripping action-packed sequences," said Activision's President and COO, Ron Doornink. "As a multi-platform publisher, we intend to leverage this property across all of the major gaming systems including the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and the PC. We are very excited to work with Steven Spielberg, Fox Interactive and DreamWorks Pictures on what is expected to be one of the most anticipated films of 2002."
"Minority Report is ideally suited to be not only a great motion picture but an immersive and exciting interactive game, and we're pleased to have Activision as a partner in bringing such a great property to the gaming arena," stated Steve Bersch, president of Fox Interactive.
"It's clear that Minority Report will be one of the biggest blockbusters of 2002," quipped Greg Goldstein, vice president of brand development and licensing for Activision, Inc. "With this film, Steven continues his legacy of creating some of the most compelling adventure films ever made."
8/2/2001 Matt Stensrud