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« on: August 10, 2004, 05:59:20 PM »

HOLLYWOOD’S UNDERWORLD MASTERPIECE, SCARFACE, TO BECOME AN EXPLOSIVE NEW GAME

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 10, 2004) – Vivendi Universal Games announced today the epic film that transcends generations and appeals to contemporary and urban audiences alike, Scarface, is now coming for the first time to game consoles worldwide. In a complex world filled with excess and greed, players can take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film.  Developed by Radical Games and published by Vivendi Universal Games, this third person action shooter is expected to ship Fall 2005.

“The treacherous world of Scarface is a natural property to translate into a cinematic game play experience,” said Michael Pole, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Studios for Vivendi Universal Games. “The game will feature cutting-edge technology, a compelling storyline and the unprecedented experience of playing as one of Hollywood’s most notorious gangsters, Tony Montana.”

“Scarface was a landmark film and has inspired countless movies and games,” said Bill Kispert, vice president of Interactive at Universal Studios Consumer Products Group. “Having the chance to now bring gamers the authentic experience is an opportunity and challenge we are looking forward to.”

Highly acclaimed screenwriter, David McKenna, has written an original event-driven storyline for the interactive game that will lead the player through a sordid underworld.  The Scarface video game will create a gameplay environment that authentically recreates the historical time period of the film, touching on politics, news items and events of the day. Players will travel through the steamy, often violent streets of Miami, the irie islands of the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and various other locales and will interact with a world full of seedy and dangerous characters to procure information, negotiate business deals, smuggle contraband and avoid rivals and DEA on a mission to rebuild their fallen empire.

About the film
Al Pacino gives an unforgettable performance as Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film, in this gripping crime epic inspired by the 1932 classic of the same title. Directed by hit-maker Brian DePalma and produced by Martin Bregman who brought the Godfather legends to the screen, Scarface follows the violent career of Tony Montana (Pacino), a ruthless Cuban refugee who blasts his way to the top of Miami’s drug underworld, attaining wealth and power beyond his wildest dreams. His rags-to-riches ascent is marked by memorable moments, including a scene in which the cocky Montana risks his neck to propose to Elvira (Michelle Pfeiffer), the girlfriend of murderous drug kingpin Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia). Only in the film’s devastating finale does Montana come to grips with the awful price of his lavish empire.

With its intense screenplay by Academy AwardÒ-winner Oliver Stone, driving music score by Giorgio Moroder, and superb insights into Miami’s lifestyle, Scarface lays bare the sordid power of the American drug scene.

Scarface is rated R.  Please consult www.filmratings.com for further information.

 
About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group

Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties.   Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates the No. 1 television network, the fastest-growing Spanish-language network, a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.

About Vivendi Universal Games
Headquartered in Los Angeles, VU Games is a leading global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment, Fox Interactive and Massive Entertainment. VU Games’ library of over 700 titles features multi-million unit selling properties such as Warcraft®, StarCraft® and Diablo® from Blizzard; Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The Dragon®, Ground Control®, Tribes® and Leisure Suit Larry™.
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2004, 07:14:59 PM »

thats really cool, i love the movie and im glad to see vivendi take over production, they did a great job with riddick and i think they can do it again with this.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2004, 07:24:42 PM »

I guess I better go out and see the movie.  </blasphemy>

Seriously, I never saw Scarface...its a sad state of affairs.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2004, 08:04:14 PM »

I can see that the movie is a classic, but I didn't find it up to par with the other maffia-films... The drugdeal-gone-wrong-scene from the beginning is pretty shocking  though. I still shudder just thinking about it...
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2004, 11:48:16 PM »

Glad you could figure out what format it was coming to.  I scoured the PR and came up blank!

Sounds like a horrible idea.  A good license, but I don't think anybody by Rockstar could pull it off.  Then again, why would Rockstar bother to drop the money on the license?  They print money with GTA and would have to flesh out the story anyway.

Let's give them the benefit of the doubt, but my money is on another Driv3r.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2004, 02:20:42 PM »

Trust me Ron. I've seen the movie for the first time relatively recently. You're right: It is a sad state of affairs. smile
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