A computer game based on the Da Vinci Code film, is being developed by 2K Games, and will coincide with the movie's release.
A computer game based on the upcoming Da Vinci Code film, is being developed by 2K Games, and will coincide with the movie's release in May 2006.
Sony Pictures' "The Da Vinci Code", is director Ron Howard's film adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel of the same name, and stars Tom Hanks as Professor Robert Langdon and French actress Audrey Tautou among others.
The film begins with a murder in the Louvre Museum, which sends Robert Langdon on a mission to unravel the mysteries behind the artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci. Centered round ancient cover-ups and secret societies, the game is expected to place players in the role of Langdon. It is not yet disclosed, whether Hanks or any other talent associated with the movie will participate in the game.
Christoph Hartmann, MD, 2K Games, said, that it is an honor to work with Sony Pictures on one of the most eagerly anticipated films. BBC quoted Hartmann as saying, that the Da Vinci Code is exactly the type of high-caliber, licensed property, 2K Games looks for, when developing movie-based games.
2K is a publishing label of the Take-Two Interactive Software group, which also owns Rockstar - creator of the Grand Theft Auto series.
Los Angeles-based Foundation 9, which is also working with Warner Bros on the upcoming "Dirty Harry" video game, is said to be developing "Da Vinci" for 2K Games.
Interestingly, 2K's announcement comes close on the heels of Kayak Interactive's video game deal with Sony Pictures, wherein Kayak is developing 2 games based on "The Da Vinci Code", which also will coincide with the film release.
2K Games just shipped an Xbox and PS2 game, based on Sony Pictures' "Zathura" film. In summer the publisher released an Xbox and PS2 game, based on Warner Bros' "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".