Sinbad, James Bond, Bruce Lee to Bow as Video Games12 May, 2003 By: Kurt Indvik
As the video game industry confab E3 kicks off, Atari, DreamWorks and Intel Corp. announced today they have formed a collaboration to develop and market Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, an action game based on DreamWorks' animated action adventure film of the same named opening theatrically July 2.
A PC-based game, Sinbad is being developed with the assistance of one of the film's directors, Patrick Gilmore, who spent the past 10 years developing and producing video games before getting his first directorial start with Sinbad.
The game will be released in the U.S. in October prior to the home video launch of Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.
In other entertainment and game marriage news, Electronic Arts announced today it has extended its video game license deal for the “James Bond” franchise to 2010, it was reported by Reuters.
EA said it has entered into the extension with MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. The deal reportedly covers all of Ian Fleming's James Bond books, the 20 Bond films already released as well as any future James Bond movies made by MGM during the period covered by the agreement.
The report also said EA will release its newest Bond game, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing for the holiday 2003 sales period.
Meanwhile, Vivendi Universal Games announced today it will ship Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend game for Nintendo Game Boy Advance on May 15 to Wal-Mart stores nationwide. According to the company, it's the first time Bruce Lee fans will be able to play as a character based on the martial arts legend on a handheld video game console.