Exodus Film Group announced a videogame deal with Interactive Game Group (I2G) and Legacy Interactive for a multi-platform game based on Exodus' CG-animated feature film IGOR. The game will be distributed on Nintendo DS and Wii, PC and wireless. Legacy Interactive will publish the IGOR game in North America and I2G is financing and coordinating the project on a worldwide basis. IGOR is a Weinstein Co. presentation being distributed in U.S. theaters by MGM on Oct. 24, 2008. The Weinstein Co. is handling international sales for the film.
Set in a world filled with mad scientists and evil inventions, the film follows one talented evil scientist's hunch-backed lab assistant, who has big dreams of becoming a mad scientist himself and winning the annual Evil Science Fair. The voice cast includes Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jennifer Coolidge, John Cusack, Arsenio Hall, Sean Hayes, Eddie Izzard, Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, and Christian Slater.
Exodus recently announced a nationwide promotional program with Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants. The videogame deal adds to the extensive line of IGOR consumer products aligned with the film, which currently includes a master license for toys and collectibles with Corgi International, a major publishing deal with award-winning global leader Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division and a comic book series with IDW Publishing. Corgi will release a wide range of products including action figures, play sets, electronic role-play games, pocket-money toys, vinyl figures, plush, statues, busts and other associated products. Simon & Schuster plans nine IGOR books, which will be published under their Simon Scribbles and Simon Spotlight imprints.
Award-winning animation writer Tony Leondis (Disney's LILO & STITCH 2) is directing the screenplay by Chris McKenna (Fox's AMERICAN DAD!). Exodus CEO John D. Eraklis and President Max Howard are producing with Jean-Luc De Fanti exec producing on behalf of Exodus Prods. in Paris. Eric Robinson, SVP of Production and Development, is overseeing IGOR on behalf of The Weinstein Co.