Tuesday, May 25, 2010

From games writer to scriptwriter

In The New York Times, Charles McGrath explains how the creator of the Prince Of Persia videogame, Jordan Mechner, became involved in the subsequent movie version.
He is the first video game creator to be involved in a subsequent movie version, and he pitched the project to [Jerry] Bruckheimer by showing him a “trailer” he had put together of clips from PlayStation 2 game footage: lots of wall-jumping and ledge-walking interspersed with shots of a scantily clad princess. Keith Boesky, a video game agent and intellectual property lawyer who helped broker the deal with Mr. Bruckheimer, said recently, “Everybody these days is talking about transmedia, but Jordan is the first guy to actually do it.”
Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia

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