THQ’s Destroy All Humans! Movie Bound

Video game publisher THQ’s Destroy All Humans! has been out only a few weeks but it’s already pegged to hit the big screen. The company has hired United Talent Agency (UTA) to help guide the best-selling title through development as a major motion picture and television property.

Developed by Pandemic Studios, Destroy All Humans! has players take on the role of Crypto, an alien warrior sent to Earth to clear the way for the Furon invasion force. Armed with destructive weapons and innate mental powers, Crypto must infiltrate humanity in order to control people, harvest their brain stems and, ultimately, destroy them. The game delivers a retro punch by mining the junkyard of ’50s sci-fi B movies much like Tim Burton’s star-studded but tepidly received 1996 CG/Live-action feature, Mars Attacks!

“The era, characters and irreverent personality created in Destroy All Humans! provide a fresh experience and story that is truly dynamic,” comments Peter Dille, senior VP of worldwide marketing for THQ. “We’re looking forward to working hand-in-hand with UTA to bring this exciting and innovative entertainment property to a broader audience.”

“THQ’s impressive track record of innovating mass-appeal gaming content speaks for itself,” adds Brent Weinstein, an agent with UTA. “We see great potential for crossing the DAH! property across all relevant entertainment platforms, and we anticipate high interest among the creative and marketing communities alike."

Destroy All Humans! is available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. More information on the game can be found at www.destroyallhumansgame.com. You can also learn more about the the game and how it was made in the August issue of Animation Magazine, now available by subscription and at Barnes & Noble locations.