If you are a fan of horror movies, then you most certainly know who Michael Myers is! As the classic horror movie villain in the Halloween movie franchise, Myers is about to take on new life as he will be featured in a new online slot game created by Microgaming. The online software provider recently signed a licensing agreement which will see the game developed.
The original Halloween movie was actually an American independent slasher film from 1978 that was directed as well as scored by John Carpenter. Debra Hill co-wrote the fill with Carpenter and took on the role as producer. Jamie Lee Curtis held the female role while Donald Pleasence took on the role of Samuel Loomis. The film is based on Michael Myers, the main character who in 1963 on Halloween night at just six years of age killed his sister. Fifteen years later, Myers is back in Haddonfield, Illinois to continue on a murderous spree.
With just a small budget of only $300,000, the movie has been able to amass a cult following and grossed more than $47 million in the United States at the box office while on an international level, bringing in $23 million. There have now been 10 films in total released under the Halloween brand.
The movie continues to be a favorite even so many years later and in 2006 was selected to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. The movie is also featured as one of the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time by Total Film.
Microgaming Games Publisher, David Reynolds, commented on the new licensing agreement to see the Halloween game created by stating that the movie franchise is a true classic and has set the standard for modern horror films. The movie has been influential in the slasher genre of movies and Reynolds stated it is great to be working with such a respected and iconic brand. The games team is now busy working on the new game and should have it ready for release later on this year.
SVP of Compass, Ryan Freimann, commented on the new deal as well by stating that the company is excited to be working with Creative Licensing and Microgaming to be able to bring Michael Myers and Halloween to the loyal fans in the best way possible with top licensees who can create products that will honor the character, the film as well as the franchise.
Fans of Halloween should be excited as Microgaming has signed an agreement for the new game with Compass International Pictures and will be able to use the iconic characters like Myers as well as include the world-renowned soundtrack.