EDISON, N.J., April 05, 2005 â€“ Majesco (NASDAQ: MJES), an innovative provider of diversified products and content for digital entertainment platforms, today announced it has secured the worldwide rights to publish Aeon Flux for the Xbox Â® video game system from Microsoft and PlayStation Â®2 computer entertainment system.
The game is scheduled to coincide with the theatrical release, which stars Oscar Â®-winning actress Charlize Theron (â€œMonsterâ€) as Aeon Flux as well as such notable talents as Marton Csokas (â€œThe Bourne Supremacyâ€), Frances McDormand (â€œFargoâ€), Oscar Â®-nominee Sophie Okonedo (â€œHotel Rwandaâ€), Jonny Lee Miller (â€œTrainspottingâ€), and Pete Postlethwaite (â€œThe Usual Suspectsâ€) and is directed by Karyn Kusama (â€œGirlfightâ€). Majescoâ€™s Aeon Flux ties together the animated series, which ran on MTV from 1992-1997, and the motion picture, which is slated for release in Fall 2005.
â€œWe are excited to be partnering with MTV and Terminal Reality on such an encompassing project as Aeon Flux,â€ said Jesse Sutton president of Majesco. â€œBy including the voice talent and likeness of Charlize Theron, we hope to provide consumers with a product that seamlessly fits within the world of Aeon Flux yet offers an interactive component that complements its entertainment counterparts.â€
Developed by Terminal Reality, creators of Majescoâ€™s hit BloodRayne series, Aeon Flux is based on Peter Chungâ€™s popular futuristic MTV animated series and features a palpitating blend of stealth, speed and acrobatic combat. As beautiful as she is lethal, Aeon Flux is an agent whose abilities transcend everyday belief; she will depend upon those skills and talents to rid the city of Bregna from an evil tyranny.
Paramount Picturesâ€™/Lakeshore Entertainmentâ€™s â€œAeon Fluxâ€ is set 400 years in the future, when disease has wiped out the majority of the earthâ€™s population except for one walled, protected city-state, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. The story centers on Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron), the top operative in the underground â€˜Monicanâ€™ rebellion, led by The Handler (Frances McDormand). When Aeon is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.
Paramount Pictures and Lakeshore Entertainment present a Valhalla Motion Pictures and MTV Films production, â€œAeon Flux.â€ Directed by Karyn Kusama and written by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi based upon characters created by Peter Chung, the film is produced by Gale Anne Hurd, David Gale, Gary Lucchesi, and Greg Goodman. Tom Rosenberg and Van Toffler executive produce. The film will be distributed in the United States by Paramount Pictures.
More information about Aeon Flux as well as Majescoâ€™s entire product line can be found online at www.majescogames.com.
Paramount Pictures will also aim to showcase Aeon Flux online on the film\'s official website - AeonFlux.com. The site will features such elements as: interactive downloads, a timeline showing the history of the world of Aeon Flux, fan art competitions, and an interactive comic book which integrates the style of a comic book along with interactive game engines.
Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom, Inc., one of the worldâ€™s largest entertainment and media companies and a leader in the production, promotion, and distribution of entertainment news, sports and music.
MTV Films is the feature film development and production division of MTV that releases films in conjunction with Paramount Pictures. Since its inception in 1995, MTV Films has established itself as a unique movie label with a slate of diverse and successful films.
Headquartered in Edison, NJ, Majesco Holdings Inc . ( NASDAQ : MJES ) is an innovative provider of diversified products and content for digital entertainment platforms. The Companyâ€™s three main product lines include Games, which includes highly anticipated titles such as Advent Rising and Psychonauts; Videos, which highlights the Companyâ€™s platform-independent video compression technology; and Gadgets, which includes innovative digital entertainment products like FroggerTV Arcade. More information about the Company can be found online at www.majescogames.com.
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