Top Mobile Game Publisher Works With Major Hollywood Studio to Develop the First Talking Tom Movie
LOS ANGELES, October 30, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Talking Tom is taking on Hollywood. Outfit7 Limited, the multinational entertainment company behind one of the most downloaded app franchises in history, has just revealed that a Talking Tom feature film is in the works. This exciting development builds on the already sensational success of the Talking Tom and Friends franchise, which has more than eight billion downloads and 350 million monthly active users of its games.
“As one of the most globally renowned and fastest-growing entertainment companies in the world, we have envisioned a 360-degree strategy that spans far beyond topping the mobile game charts. To date, this includes the internationally praised CGI-animated Talking Tom and Friends series, strategic partnership on licensing with Alibaba and indoor Talking Tom amusement parks in China, and the upcoming launch of its latest mobile game studio in Barcelona next year,” says Boris Dolenc, chief product officer for Outfit7. “A feature film is the natural next step for Tom.”
While Outfit7 will remain at the creative forefront of the film’s development, the company has enlisted the expertise of Jean Julien Baronnet, producer of the “Rabbids Invasion” hit television series and “Assassin’s Creed” movie, former CEO of both EuropaCorp and Ubisoft Motion Pictures, and founder of Marla Studios, which specializes in adapting video games to movies, to ensure Tom’s essence is successfully translated to film.
“The Talking Tom movie will be a high-content, hybrid family film, featuring both digital characters and real-life actors, and it will touch on all of the important themes that have become synonymous with the Talking Tom brand: tolerance, adventure, humor and, of course, friendship,” says Baronnet.
As Talking Tom eagerly awaits his big screen debut, Outfit7 is currently finalizing other talent for the film. Stay tuned.
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Outfit7 Limited is one of the world’s fastest-growing multinational family entertainment companies. The company is best known for its flagship franchise “Talking Tom and Friends,” which became an overnight global sensation when it launched in 2010. In the years since, Outfit7 has expanded its portfolio to include a suite of award-winning games, a 3D CGI animated series, digital video content, chart-topping music videos and a licensing program in order to meet the amazing demand of its fans. In fact, Outfit7’s apps have now been downloaded over eight billion times in total and a whopping up to 350 million fans play with them every month. It’s game on, world. For more information, please visit www.wp.outfit7.com.
About Marla Studios
Marla Studios is a production company specializing in adapting video games for film and television. The company supervises the creative development, negotiations and production of projects on behalf of game creators, guaranteeing strong creative control for clients to protect their brands. With a unique team, combining experience and expertise from both video games and film production, they focus their efforts on character-oriented films and television shows. Marla Studios is a dedicated outsource studio exclusively for video game companies looking to develop their own 360-degree strategy. For more information, please visit www.marlastudios.com.