First Brando, then Pacino and now De Niro. As EA’s The Godfather and Vivendi Universal’s Scarface make their way to game consoles, Majesco today announced that it s developing a video game based on Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning 1976 classic, Taxi Driver. Scheduled to ship in the spring of 2006, the title will commemorate the gritty film’s 30th anniversary.
Taxi Driver the game is being developed by Papaya Studio Through a licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP).
Ken Gold, VP of marketing for Majesco, says the Taxi Driver game will stay true to the spirit and style of the original film. "Compelling and powerful, the movie ensnares viewers in the seedy urban world of New York cabbie Travis Bickle, and we hope to do likewise with our game,” he comments.
Written by Paul Schrader and released in 1976, Taxi Driver is a gritty, disturbing, film classic, featuring some of Hollywood’s finest actors, including Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd and Peter Boyle, in a brutally compelling portrayal of alienation and psychoses.
Majesco is taking on another big-screen heavyweight with the highly anticipated JAWS Unleashed, in which players get to be the shark. In a reverse move, the company’s BloodRayne vampire franchise is set to become a feature film starring Terminator 3’s Kristanna Loken and directed by game-to-film specialist Uwe Boll (House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark). Majesco also recently announced that horror maven Clive Barker will oversee development of Demonik, a game that will be re-purposed for the screen.
Additional details and game play features for Taxi Driver will be released at a later date. More information about Majesco’s entire product line, including the eagerly awaited Advent Rising, can be found at www.majescoentertainment.com.