Gamers will get to play Dirty Harry, literally, in a new series of videogames Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. and Clint Eastwood's Malpaso and The Tehama Companies are producing based on the DIRTY HARRY film franchise, introducing the legendary detective "Dirty Harry" Callahan to the interactive world for the first time on next generation consoles.
Academy Award-winning director, producer and actor Eastwood is consulting on key creative aspects of the game design and will lend his voice and likeness to his renowned role of police detective Harry Callahan.
"This will be an opportunity to satisfy the many requests over the years to continue the DIRTY HARRY legacy, only now in the videogame medium," said Eastwood. "Creating DIRTY HARRY videogames will also introduce this memorable film character to new generations on a medium they appreciate."
"Mr. Eastwood is both an incredible performer and an amazing creative talent, and it is an honor to work with him to bring the DIRTY HARRY franchise credibly to the videogame space," said Jason Hall, svp of Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. "The character and content of the DIRTY HARRY films perfectly lend themselves to telling new and compelling stories to both established and new gameplaying audiences."
"Warner Bros. has enjoyed a remarkable and long standing partnership with Clint Eastwood, and creating videogames based on DIRTY HARRY will continue our mutual goal of capturing new story-telling and market opportunities for this acclaimed film franchise," said Alan Horn, president/coo of Warner Bros. "Barry (Barry Meyer, chairman and ceo of Warner Bros.) and I are excited about Clint's guidance and direct participation in bringing DIRTY HARRY into the interactive space as it further reinvigorates the franchise."
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc. (www.warnerbros.com), a Warner Bros. Ent. Co. is a premier licensor and a developer of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based gaming and wireless applications.