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Infogrames Sells Movie Rights to <I>Alone in the Dark</I>

17 Dec, 2002 By: Hive News

"Alone in the Dark," a video game series for computers and video game platforms, is headed to the big screen.

Infogrames, the video game publisher that started the franchise back in 1992, has sold theatrical feature film rights to the game to Dritte/Vierte Boll Kino Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co KG (Boll Kino).

Many credit the original Alone in the Dark with creating the survival-horror gaming genre – populated by unlikely investigators and heroes faced with zombies, vampires and worse – that's popular today in such games as Resident Evil and Silent Hill.Under the agreement, Boll Kino will control exclusive worldwide theatrical film rights to Alone in the Dark, as well as video, DVD, television, cable and pay per view rights for the film. Infogrames will retain all other rights to the franchise, including rights for series on free TV and cable.

Principal photography for the film is scheduled to commence in Vancouver in the spring of 2003, with Dr. Uwe Boll (House of the Dead, Blackwoods, Sanctimony, Heart of America) serving as director and producer.

The film will be produced with Shawn Williamson (House of the Dead, Try Seventeen) of Brightlight Pictures Inc.

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