Universal brings American Gangster to mobile


MUMBAI: Developer and publisher of mobile games Gameloft has inked a worldwide licensing agreement with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group to produce American Gangster: The Mobile Game based on Universal Pictures’ upcoming crime drama, American Gangster.


An Imagine Entertainment production starring Academy Award winning actors Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, the film will released on 2 November, 2007 in the United States. American Gangster is produced by Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, and produced and directed by Ridley Scott.


Set in the Harlem of the 70’s, American Gangster: The Mobile Game takes players deep into the film’s vice-laden setting as players either work their way up the ladder of the underworld as Frank Lucas or try to take down the crime empire as outcast cop, Richie Roberts.


“With their intriguing storylines, identifiable characters and intense action, crime dramas are an ideal backdrop for mobile games. We plan to work closely with Universal Pictures to deliver a powerful action title that is both a solid extension of the film’s storyline, as well as a memorable and quality mobile game experience,” said Gameloft president Michel Guillemot.


“Gameloft’s focus on quality makes them a perfect partner for this film. American Gangster: The Mobile Game is the perfect mobile complement to this powerful film,” said Universal Mobile Entertainment senior vice president Jeremy Laws.