Maxmedia to Adapt Xbox 360 Game

Santa Monica, Calif.-based production company Maxmedia is set to develop an animated feature film based on Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox 360 video game, Kameo: Elements of Power. The project is being spearheaded by Sunmin Park, who recently produced, co-wrote and directed the English-language version of the Korean animated movie Sky Blue.

Kameo: Elements of Power is a fantasy action-adventure game being developed by Rare Ltd. (GoldenEye 007, Perfect Dark) for release during the holiday season by Microsoft Game Studios. Designed exclusively for the Xbox 360 next-generation game console, the title centers on Kameo, a young Elf who must master her new ability to transform into mystical warriors and harness their powers to save her people from Thorn, the evil Troll king.

Park, whose producing credits include the Nicole Kidman supernatural thriller The Others, is producing Maxmedia’s feature film version, along with Jungmin Ethan Park. Production is slated to begin in 2006.

The Xbox 360 system will launch this holiday season in Europe, Japan and North America, before rolling out in Australia, Colombia, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan in 2006.