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Weinstien Co. Will Develop Video Games

The Weinstein Company, founded by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, has launched video game label TWC Games. The new division will collaborate with external partners to develop and publish games for mobile, social, and console platforms. Probably most exciting is the news that TWC games develop games based on the properties of Weinstein Company.

TWC Games will work with production company Beefy Media, a game production firm that will help build relationships and create content. Although movie-to-game tie ins have not been all that wonderful in the past, this keeps the market open for TWC Games to make quality games. Also, plenty of brilliant films were brought to you by the brother’s Weinstein, so there is lots of material to use.

Current films in their catalog? Scream, Hellraiser, Halloween, Scary Movie, Children of the Corn, Inglorious Basterds.

Before they created The Weinstein Company, Bob and Harvey founded Mirimax Films in 1979, which they sold to Disney in 1993. At Mirimax they produced cinema gyms such as Sex Lies and Videotape, Reservoir Dogs, Clerks, Pulp Fiction, The English Patient, and Shakespeare in Love. They left Mirimax in 2005, and since then have brought us Inglorious Basterds, The Pat Tillman Story, Blue Valentine, and the King’s Speech.

Although personally I would love to see a Blue Valentine or Shakespeare in Love game (I am not even kidding), it would be far more realistic to look out for a game from one of their lovely horror films. Or maybe even some Quentin Tarantino-related games, because that would be awesome.

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