The Weinstein Company, fresh off of ruining The King’s Speech, is now getting into the video game business. The division is creatively going to be called TWC Games, and they plan to “develop existing properties for mobile, social and console platforms.” So I guess this means we’ll be seeing a Scary Movie 5 PlayStation game that has a Facebook component or something. Ah, the sweet smell of synergy. Here’s Bob Weinstein on his new interest in video games:
“With all of the digital platforms, there are so many opportunities to broaden our audience with compelling, high quality, cost-efficient, video game entertainment.”
TWC Games is forming a, gulp, “consultancy” with the video game production company Beefy Media in order to make this happen. We at Screen Junkies look forward to not covering the video games that develop as a result of this new venture.