Mobile content publisher and distributor Player X has signed with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to convert the upcoming crime drama Miami Vice to a mobile game which can be accessed by more than 450 million mobile worldwide subscribers.
Written and directed by Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral) Miami Vice stars Colin Farrell (S.W.A.T., The New World) and Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Jarhead) as undercover detectives James “Sonny” Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs. Miami Vice will be released in the US on 28 July, 2006.
Player X will publish and distribute the mobile game, as well as produce exclusive mobile audio and graphics from the film. Player X has a distribution network of more than 70 global operators in Europe, Asia and the Americas with a potential reach of more than 450 million people.
“Player X is the new cool kid on the block in the world of mobile publishing. They’ve totally embraced Miami Vice from our first discussion about it, and that passion has translated into a fantastic mobile game that’s a blast to play,” said Jeremy Laws, senior vice president, Universal Mobile Entertainment.
“Player X’s mobile expertise will augment the Miami Vice brand and take the movie content to mobile phone users all over the world,” said Tony Pearce, Player X CEO.
The news follows Player X’s recent publication of the exclusive mobile game of Oscar®-winning film Wallace & Gromit – Curse of the Were-Rabbit and the company’s recent deals with legendary UK games publisher Codemasters and TV format-owner FremantleMedia.