Fox Atomic Developing Adaptation of Blacklight Game - Updated!
by Alex Billington
March 19, 2009
It's rare we see deals made on video games that haven't even been announced, but it does actually happen occasionally in Hollywood. Fox Atomic has signed a deal with Zombie Studios for the rights to their forthcoming video game Blacklight. Fox will help develop the game as well as a comic book series and a feature film. Newcomer Jason Dean Hall will write both the video game and the big screen adaptation. "We are excited by the huge potential Blacklight has to succeed across multiple platforms," said Fox Atomic president Debbie Liebling. "It offers us a remarkable franchise opportunity for film." More info below.
Zombie Studios has put up a couple of concept art images from the game on their website. Blacklight is described as a covert military action story set 25 years in the future, but unfortunately that's all we know. The film, video game, and comics will feature the same characters and high caliber military action, but with unique, intersecting storylines that complement each other. Given the game is still being developed, I don't expect we'll hear much on this for a while. To be honest, I was sold on the concept art, as it looks pretty awesome (see above). Otherwise, I wouldn't have cared about this since it's so early in development.
Update: Zombie Studios has sent over the very first screenshot from the game. You can take a look at the screenshot below (click for full-size). It definitely looks like a very cool game and I can't wait to see more. We were told that this is the only screenshot from Blacklight that we'll see until Comic-Con. Enjoy!