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article imageEA inks deal with Hollywood to turn games into movies

By Chris V. Thangham     Jul 24, 2008 in Entertainment
Gaming giant Electronic Arts has signed with United Talent Agency to produce its games for Hollywood movies and TV shows.

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If comics can be transformed into successful movies (a la Superman, Batman and Spiderman), why not games? Electronic Arts (EA) wants to do just that and has signed with a major Hollywood agency, the United Talent Agency.
The United Talent Agency boasts an impressive roster of talent, including Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Gwen Stefani and many more.
So far, the gaming industry hasn't had major Hollywood success with movies like Mario Brothers, Doom, Silent Hill and others. But the directors of EA's upcoming movie Dead Space are expecting big things from it.
EA has a comic book series illustrated by Ben Templesmith, and they plan to continue that storyline in a feature-length animated film. If the game becomes a success, they expect a bigger hit with the movie. EA also hit it big when its game Mirror's Edge became a much talked-about item at E3. They also plan to produce that as a film.
EA also owns BioWare and Mass Effect, which have movie possibilities. If EA’s bid to buy Take-Two is successful, then its Grand Theft Auto title can also be translated to a Hollywood movie.
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