Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
June 27, 2019
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Strategy First Sign  Jagged Alliance  Movie Deal

Strategy First Sign Jagged Alliance Movie Deal

March 9, 2007 | By David Jenkins

March 9, 2007 | By David Jenkins
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Hollywood



Officials from publisher Strategy First have announced a partnership with Los Angeles based video game and film production company Union Entertainment to create a movie adaptation of the Jagged Alliance.

Although movie adaptations of best selling games have become almost common place in Hollywood, turn-based strategy game Jagged Alliance is perhaps one of the most obscure titles yet to be chosen for movie treatment. The original games gained a small but passionate fanbase and were noted for their sense of humor and the strong individual personalities of the game’s group of mercenaries.

The series spawned two sequels and numerous spin-offs and expansions, although a third title has been repeatedly delayed due to controversies over the rights to the intellectual property and the direction of the series. Jagged Alliance 3 was re-announced in December 2006, to be developed by Russian studios Akella and F3games.

Jagged Alliance is high on character and action, but with a dark humor that fans relish,” said Union president Richard Leibowitz. “Jagged Alliance has a solid premise and its character-driven game story makes it much better suited to film adaptation than many other game properties. Those elements are key to successful game-to-film translations.”

“Jagged Alliance is a great game franchise with dynamic characters and personalities that belong on the silver screen. This project is a brilliant take on the property and we anticipate a truly original picture coming out of this series”, said Emanuel Wall, Strategy First’s business development manager.


Related Jobs

Impulse Gear, Inc.
Impulse Gear, Inc. — San Francisco, California, United States
[06.26.19]

Mid / Senior Environment Artist
Tangent Games LLC
Tangent Games LLC — Burbank, California, United States
[06.26.19]

Lead Engineer
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[06.26.19]

Lead Character TD
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[06.26.19]

Director, Art Management









Loading Comments

loader image