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Star Trek: Paramount keen to avoid stigma of movie licenses

Star Trek: The Video game launches in April, and license-holder Paramount has stressed that it won’t be another shoddy cash-in. The company has said it learned a great deal from previous licensed disasters.

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Paramount headlines

  • World War Z game trademarks filed

    Paramount has secured a pair of new trademarks for World War Z – the usual two-hit combo of “downloadable electronic game programs; electronic game software for handheld electronic devices; video game cartridges and discs” and “entertainment services, namely, providing online electronic games”. It may be just a protective measure or it may indicate we’ll see […]

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  • Report - Paramount in talks with Ubisoft on Splinter Cell movie

    Deadline has reported that Paramount is in talks regarding a film version of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, although when asked, the studio declined comment. According to the report, Ubisoft “will be very involved and retain control over how the game is translated into a film.” Earlier reports indicated Warner was a front runner, but it […]

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  • Sony signs all six major movie studios for PSN HD films

    And we’re off. Sony just announced that 20th Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, Sony Pictures (dur), Universal and Warner Bros. are now all signed to delivery HD movies for the US PSN.

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  • EA doesn't plan on releasing more Godfather games

    EA’s games label president has told the LA Times that the Godfather franchise is finished as far as the publisher is concerned. “We’re not going to do another one,” said Frank Gibeau. “The bloom is really off the rose for licensed games.” In response, the PR team at EA quickly contacted the newspaper and clarified […]

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  • Puzo estate and Paramount settle Godfather suit out of court

    The lawsuit between the estate of Mario Puzo and Paramount over 2006 action crime game The Godfather has been settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. Puzo’s estate – the author passed away ten years ago – was trying to get Paramount to fork over $1 million in sales and rental revenue. “We think […]

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  • Paramount to enter games sector

    Film studio Paramount is getting into games, if this is to be believed. “Broadly speaking, it’s exciting to work for a company that has a portfolio that crosses film, interactive entertainment and online – and that’s a strength of position that [Paramount parent] Viacom certainly holds,” said Paramount Digital’s general manager of worldwide distribution, Alex […]

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  • Paramount signs to Xbox LIVE Marketplace Video Store in the UK

    This actually broke on Friday, but someone hopped the embargo. Paramount’s adding new films to XBLM in the UK, including the following, which will be available this “spring”: Transformers (available in SD and HD) Goodbye Bafana (available in SD and HD) Intersection (available in SD) Primal Fear (available in SD) Clear and Present Danger (available […]

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