Komixx Entertainment Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of London-based Komixx Ent. Ltd., is teaming up with Los Angeles management and production company the Gotham Group to create a new joint-venture called KG Entertainment Inc. Based in LA, KGE will bring the two companies together to develop and co-produce content for the global family entertainment market, with a focus on creating multi-platform, transmedia brands for a range of audiences, from kids to young adults.
KGE’s first project will be a live-action adaptation of Hothouse Fiction’s sci-fi/horror book series Monster Republic (written by Ben Horton; Random House Children’s Publishers), which has been described as “Teenage Terminator meets X-Men.”
KGE will acquire rights through both companies–helped by Komixx’s partnership with Random House in the jointly owned Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment. The new venture will also take advantage of the U.K. film tax credit and the British government’s recently announced U.K. creative industries tax credits for high-end TV production and animation.