U.K. animation company Peppers Ghost Productions (PGP) has aligned with U.S.-based Beckett Entertainment to develop animation properties and have announced their first project. Entitled GENE-FUSION, the concept is pitched as an adventure property designed for multiple formats including TV series, gaming, feature film and Web entertainment. PGP is currently involved in all aspects of design and modeling for the GENE-FUSION concept plus scripting for the TV series. Richard Morss, creative director at PGP, said, We are delighted to be involved in this ambitious and exciting project which sees us developing characters for use across all media. The companies are in early negotiation stages with game publishers and TV broadcasters. The GENE-FUSION concept features characters called Fusers who extract DNA from a vast combination of animals using a sophisticated machine called a Gene Sucker. The DNA is then mixed creating terrifying creatures known as Fusimals, which are pitted against each other by the Fusers in worldwide Gladiator-style matches.