George A. Romero to lend his name to a series of Video Games
16th Dec 04
Hold the front page, George Romero is actually putting his name to a new series of video games based on his movies.
Of course, George isn't a stranger to the theme as the Resident Evil series shamelessly borrowed ideas from George's dead trilogy, and George was so flattered that he happily directed the Japanese TV commercials for Resident Evil 2 (which are freely available all over the net, with a bit of googling). He even had the Resident Evil movie in his grasp for a while, until the studios stepped in gave it to Paul W. Anderson. Go figure.
Either way, finally getting our mits on official Dead trilogy game titles is great news, and the prospects of a video game tie-in for Romero's forthcoming 'Land of the Dead' movie just don't bare thinking about.
"Horror fans have been searching for the ultimate experience in gaming, and we intend to deliver it to them with the tremendous creative input of legendary director, George A. Romero, and Living Dead Productions," said Arindra Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hip Interactive Corp. "We believe this series will make an important contribution to the growth and results of our Hip Games(TM) division."
"This is a fantastic opportunity to share George's work and ideas with the game buying public," said Simon Bailey, Managing Director of Living Dead Productions. "We are very impressed with the quality of work that Hip will bring to the games. George's fans and gamers alike will not be disappointed!"
"I am very excited to start working in this medium and look forward to the association with Hip. I thank Living Dead Productions for making it all happen," commented George A. Romero.
Wow, and to think it all started 36 years ago in a small farm house in Philadelphia...