Fast & Furious 8 Cast And Movie News: The Crossfire video game from Smilegate will be coming to the big screen from the producer of the Fast & Furious movies.
“Fast & Furious” producer Neal Moritz will produce a movie version of South Korea’s popular video game. This is the first time for a Korean game company has given its intellectual property rights for a Hollywood movie.
South Korean video game company Smilegate announced that it spent a year looking at different offers from Hollywood producers and studios, according to Variety.
“Smilegate believes this will be a good example to show the excellence of Korean intellectual properties on the global stage,” a Smilegate executive said in a statement.
Crossfire first hit computers in 2007 and quickly became a hit in China. By the end of 2014, Crossfire sold 1.5 trillion games globally. It was originally conceived for Microsoft Windows but is available for multiple platforms.
Original Film, which produced Fast & Furious, will make the movie. “Furious 7″ earned $1.15 billion at the worldwide box office. It is number one the list of highest-grossing films of all time.
“We will produce the best film by collaborating with Smilegate,” Original Film CEO Neal Moritz said in a statement. “We highly value the potential of Crossfire and are honored to be chosen to spread this strong content to all movie fans around the world.”
Crossfire is a first person shooter game involving two teams. It is a free-to-play game, but you have to pay for add-on extras.
“I believe this partnership will showcase the power of the Korean online game IP,” Baek Min-jung, Smilegate’s brand marketing vice president, said in a statement.
Smilegate is not a stranger to blockbusters. They have been investing in Korean films like “Ode to My Father” and “Roaring Currents.”
Details about the movie’s scenario, actors and director will be announced at a later date.