Glu Mobile Inc. will publish a mobile video game based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming superhero flick Watchmen. The title will launch worldwide in conjunction with the March 6 domestic opening of the film, an eagerly awaited adaptation of DC Comics’ 1985 Hugo Award-winning graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.
Watchmen: The Mobile Game is the fifth title to be developed and published by Glu through its licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. Previous games include Speed Racer, The Dark Knight, Superman/Batman: Heroes United and Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rescue. Watchmen will be supported by a suite of personalization content which will be available to consumers in early 2009. For more information, go to www.glu.com.
The Watchmen movie is being directed by Zack Snyder, who previously helmed Warner Bros.’ box office smash 300 and Universal’s successful 2004 remake of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. The cast of Watchmen includes Patrick Wilson as Niteowl, Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach, Malin Ackerman as Silk Spectre, Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian and Matthew Goode as Ozymandias.