JOHN CARPENTER AND TITAN PRODUCTIONS MERGE HOLLYWOOD AND VIDEO GAMES
AS PSYCHOPATH IS UNVEILED
Psychopath to be a Collaboration with World Renowned Film Director John Carpenter for Simultaneous Video Game and Film
Title Coincides with Launch of Titan Productions
Los Angeles, CA – May 17, 2005 – Titan Productions, a new interactive entertainment company backed by former Tiger Hill Entertainment Co-Founder and President, Brad Foxhoven, and Creative Director, David Wohl, today announced Psychopath, an intense first person action game, in development for next generation consoles. Psychopath is a collaboration with acclaimed film director, John Carpenter, and his company, Rodeo Suplex, Inc.
Psychopath revolves around an ex-CIA operative that is called back from an early retirement to stop a serial killer, but events unfold which lead him to question his own sanity. John Carpenter will direct the cinematics, as well as oversee story and character designs in the game, and he is also attached to write and direct the film. Todd Farmer (Jason X, Scarecrow) is attached to write the game and film along with Carpenter.
"Brad and David came to me with Psychopath, and the concept, along with their experience and enthusiasm, made it a project I wanted to be a part of,” said Carpenter. “I believe that not only can we turn this into a great game experience for the next wave of gaming consoles – but the concept is the basis of a great film.”
“We had tremendous success at Tiger Hill, helping to establish John Woo as a creative
force in the gaming industry. With Titan, we have expanded on this approach to include
film directors such as John Carpenter, as well as other notable creators and talent within the Hollywood and gaming communities,” commented Brad Foxhoven, President and Co-Founder of Titan.
"Our approach with Psychopath is basically how we will be working with all of our projects at Titan, by organically integrating our concepts throughout all media to help create a lasting franchise,” said David Wohl, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Titan.
Psychopath is the first of a series of deals in the coming months that reflect Titan’s goal to be the main conduit for original concepts coming from the collaboration of Hollywood and video game talent.
Cody Alexander of the William Morris Agency brokered the deal. John Carpenter is represented by Mark Stankevich of law firm Stankevich-Gochman, LLP.
Psychopath, a first-person, action/adventure game set in a near future, is being developed in collaboration with world-renowned film director, John Carpenter. Psychopath is being developed simultaneously for next generation game consoles, as well as for a feature film.
Titan Productions was co-founded by former Tiger Hill Co-Founder and President Brad Foxhoven and Creative Director David Wohl. The company is focused on the creation, development and production of original content for various facets of the entertainment industry, with the goal of being the main conduit for collaborations between Hollywood and video game talent. The company has two games in production. Titan is located in Los Angeles, California.
About John Carpenter
Born in Carthage, New York, and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky, John Carpenter was captivated by movies, especially Westerns. The son of a college music professor, he attended Western Kentucky University, then enrolled in the University of Southern California's School of Cinema.
After winning an Academy Award for his 1970 short subject, The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (completed while a film student at USC), Carpenter directed a series of low-budget, highly-commercial and critically-acclaimed movies, including Dark Star, Assault on Precinct 13 and Halloween.
Following Halloween, he established his reputation further with such genre hits as The Fog, They Live, Prince Of Darkness and Christine. His rank as an action director on a wider scale is also evident in such productions as Escape From New York, The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China.
His motion picture credits also include the comedy-thriller Memoirs Of An Invisible Man, the psychological horror film In The Mouth Of Madness, the sci-fi love story Starman, which earned Jeff Bridges a Best Actor Oscar nomination, and Village Of The Damned, the terrifying remake of the classic 1950s horror story. For the small screen, Carpenter directed the thriller Someone's Watching Me, the acclaimed biographical mini-series Elvis and the Showtime horror trilogy John Carpenter Presents Body Bags.
The "master of terror," as one critic describes him, shaped the imagination of filmgoers and generations of young filmmakers with other thrillers such as Vampires, Escape from LA and Ghosts of Mars.
Psychopath is a trademark of Titan Productions, LLC and John Carpenter.
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