New Line options WW's Vampire

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Lookie what I got in my mail today:


New Line Cinema Options White Wolf’s
Vampire: The Requiem for Multi-Picture Deal



Atlanta, GA, July 26, 2004 — White Wolf Publishing has reached an agreement with New Line Cinema to produce a motion picture series based on Vampire: The Requiem.

A modern horror game about vampires hidden among the living, Vampire: The Requiem is the flagship property of White Wolf’s World of Darkness contemporary horror universe. New Line, the film company responsible for such blockbusters as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Seven and the Austin Powers franchise, brings a unique combination of artistic and commercial acumen to the deal.

“We’re excited that the company that brought Lord of the Rings to the big screen has taken an interest in our flagship property,” said Mike Tinney, president of White Wolf. “New Line’s creative executives and producer Adam Fields have a great deal of enthusiasm for Vampire and have taken great strides to partner White Wolf with New Line.”

Adam Fields, producer of such films as Donnie Darko and Brokedown Palace, has signed on to the project as producer. “Vampire is a unique template for a fantastic movie franchise,” said Fields. “I look at a lot of computer games and roleplaying games, but Vampire and the World of Darkness stand out thanks to their compelling visuals and narrative. I’m very excited by the prospects of the movies and of a future relationship with the talented folks at White Wolf.”

Vampire: The Requiem is the newest property in White Wolf’s award winning World of Darkness series of books and games. Although other properties tied to the World of Darkness have been licensed for television series, action figures and video games, this is the first major licensing agreement for White Wolf’s Vampire: The Requiem, which will release as a pen-and-paper roleplaying game this August 21st. White Wolf is represented by the Gersh Agency.

Since its entry into the roleplaying game market in 1991, White Wolf Publishing, Inc. has grown, maintaining an average market share of 26%. With collective book sales in excess of 5.5 million copies during this time, White Wolf is one of two undisputed worldwide publishing leaders for pen-and-paper roleplaying games. White Wolf properties have been licensed for television series, comic books, action figures, console and computer video games, coin-operated arcade games, professional wrestlers, replica props and weapons, interactive media events and a myriad of merchandise. More information on White Wolf can be found at <http://www.white-wolf.com/> .
New Line Cinema is the oldest and most successful fully integrated independent film company in the world. In addition to the production and distribution of theatrical motion pictures, it has divisions devoted to home entertainment, television, music, theater, licensing, merchandising and international marketing and distribution. New Line has long been a pioneer in franchise filmmaking, and its Lord of the Rings trilogy is the most successful film franchise in history. Together with its subsidiary, Fine Line Features, New Line is a unit of Time Warner.
 

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frankthedm

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wow, it almost makes all those 'bit parts' whitewolf licenced out WoD material were for this moment to fluff that press release.

television series: more of a mini series

action figures: 3 overpriced figs

console and computer video games: a guantlet clone and a FP-RPG

coin-operated arcade games: The WoD logo tacked onto capcom's Darkstalkers 3; most likley for future market cred.

professional wrestlers: is this saying alot?
 
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frankthedm said:
wow, it almost makes all those 'bit parts' whitewolf licenced out WoD material were for this moment to fluff that press release.

television series: more of a mini series
Unfortunately, didn't caught on.

frankthedm said:
professional wrestlers: is this saying alot?
AFAIK, there was only one wrestler: Gangrel. He's probably out of the spotlight or have changed names.
 

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