By Andrew Dodson on February 24, 2015 at 8:06pm
Lionsgate Films, the company behind blockbusters such as "The Hunger Games," "Twilight" and "The Expendables," has made a deal with Telltale Games which involved a "significant investment" and Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer joining Telltale's board of directors.
A big part of this deal has Telltale moving out of the video game world and making an actual series. Exact details are still unreleased, but it looks to be a game-television show hybrid. Telltale is calling it a "super show."
"It's not an interactive series with a show, or a TV show with a game, but a story integrated in a way that only Telltale can do. For us it's a very natural evolution of the interactive storytelling expertise we've pioneered."
Kevin Bruner, Telltale Games CEO
While this partnership is still in it's infancy, a Lionsgate and Telltale team has a lot of potential. Along with it's intellectual properties, Lionsgate brings a significant amount of money and influence to Telltale.
Telltale is one of the premier storytellers in the gaming world today. Their leadership in narrative-driven episodic games, together with our investment and the potential opportunities created by our premium content expertise, will continue to strengthen their ability to offer exciting new avenues of storytelling to their next generation audiences across a broad range of platforms.
Jon Feltheimer, Lionsgate CEO
It will be interesting to see exactly where this deal will lead Telltale Games. As we learn more about this "super show" that they're developing, Player Theory will definitely keep you in the loop.
And if Telltale Games starts developing a "Mad Men" or "Saw" game in their signature style...well, we'll let you know.