Hungry for more video games based on Hollywood movies? Of course you are. Thankfully, The Weinstein Company, the production company started by Miramax founders Bob and Harvey Weinstein, is going to try its hand at making video games.
The Weinstein Company is responsible for properties like Hellraiser, Halloween, Scream, Scary Movie and Children of the Corn, horror flicks that have never been properly exploited in the video game space. (Sure, there was a Halloween game for the Atari 2600 and colour Dreams almost made a Hellraiser game for the NES...) That's going to change, if TWC has its way.
TWC says it will "work with external partners to develop and publish video games for mobile, social and console platforms". It's buddying up with video game production company Beefy Media, founded by ex-EA and ex-Capcom guys - notably, Adam Boyes, who drove a lot of Capcom's downloadable game releases - to make that happen.
What this all ultimately means is still unknown in terms of actual video games that might be borne of the deal. There are plenty of good properties under TWC's control, which spans movies from Grindhouse to Inglourious Basterds to The King's Speech.
Personally, I'm hoping for a FarmVille-style Hellraiser game, involving the harvesting and creative torturing of souls, all done in the name of serving our dark overlord Leviathan. Let's make HellVille happen, TWC.