Korea’s mega-hit game ‘Crossfire’ goes Hollywood [2015/10/29 18:27]

Korean game developer Smilegate Group is teaming up with Hollywood production company Original Film for the big-screen adaptation of its mega-hit shooting game “Crossfire.”

This is the first time for a Korean-made game to be adapted for the silver screen.

Launched in 2007, “Crossfire” was the world’s top-grossing online game last year, earning 1.5 trillion won ($1.3 billion) in global sales. The number of concurrent users exceeds 6 million, the largest figure for a single game.

Smilegate said it had signed a deal with Original Film, a top-tier production company that is best known for its “The Fast and the Furious” series, along with other hit films such as “I Am Legend” and “Triplex.”

More details of the film, including the scenario, distributor, director and actors, will be announced in the near future, the company said.

“This is the first case that will showcase Korean online games’ intellectual property power,” said Paek Min-jung, Smilegate’s brand marketing vice president. “Under the close partnership with Original Film, we will make efforts for 'Crossfire' content to be more widely enjoyed.”

The company added it was also working on the game’s mobile version and other content projects.
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