Wild Wild West article by Al Giovetti


By Al Giovetti
Developer: SouthPeak
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Publisher: Warner Interactive

Wild Wild West


"Developing these games based on WILD, WILD WEST - THE MOVIE is a tremendous honor and responsibility for SouthPeak Interactive," Sapp observed. "Warner Bros. has placed a lot of faith in us to deliver a game that's as exciting and entertaining as WILD, WILD WEST - THE MOVIE will be, and we intend to deliver."

"SouthPeak Interactive has proven itself to be an up and comer in the interactive marketplace and we are proud to have them develop and publish a game based on the upcoming Warner Bros. action-packed 1999 Summer film, WILD, WILD WEST - THE MOVIE." said Rob Sebastian, Director, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "We are confident that SouthPeak Interactive will deliver to the marketplace a game worthy of the property."

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HEADLINE: SouthPeak Interactive Lands Summer '99 Blockbuster; Company to Publish Games Based on "WILD, WILD WEST - THE MOVIE" for Christmas 1999

CARY, N.C. (March 10, 1999) - SouthPeak Interactive has been named the developer and publisher of the PC and PlayStation(r) games based on WILD, WILD WEST - THE MOVIE, it was announced today by SouthPeak Interactive President Armistead Sapp.

WILD, WILD WEST - THE MOVIE, a film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh and Salma Hayek, will be released by Warner Bros. July 2. It follows two wily government agents sent to stop a brilliant and diabolical scientist who means to assassinate the President. The agents, one a charmer and the other a master of disguises, pool their talents even though they're not completely sure they can trust each other. Romance, humor, fantastic weapons and devices, and hair-raising confrontations and escapes enliven their adventures as the two daringly outwit their enemies.

SouthPeak Interactive will debut the games based on WILD, WILD WEST - THE MOVIE at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles this May, with the full retail version of the game reaching store shelves worldwide in the fourth quarter of 1999.

Warner Bros. Worldwide Consumer Products, a Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P., is one of the leading and most diversified licensing and retail merchandising organizations which includes a vast library of intellectual properties and the Warner Bros. Studio Stores. With over 3,700 active licensees, Warner Bros. Consumer Products licenses the rights to names, likenesses and logos for a variety of entertainment properties, categories and Warner Bros. name icons that include Looney Tunes, Batman, Superman, Scooby-Doo, Wizard of Oz, and its many film and television series. Warner Bros. Consumer Products includes the Warner Bros. Studio Stores, Warner Bros. Worldwide Licensing, Worldwide Publishing, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Kids' WB! Music, WB Sport and WB Toys.

Based in Cary, N.C., SouthPeak Interactive LLC (http://www.southpeak.com) is a multimedia entertainment company that develops, publishes and distributes quality CD-ROM products. SouthPeak Interactive's line-up is a diverse mix of fun, compelling, and informative software titles that includes family entertainment, games, creativity software and reference/utility titles. Many of SouthPeak Interactive's products have been created in association with major entertainment companies including The History Channel(r), Sony Signatures, and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment.

Warner Bros. Presents A Peters Entertainment/Sonnenfeld-Josephson Production, In Association with Todman, Simon, LeMasters Productions, of A Barry Sonnenfeld Film: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh and Salma Hayek in WILD, WILD WEST - THE MOVIE. The music is by Elmer Bernstein; the co-producer is Graham Place; and the film is edited by Jim Miller. The production designer is Bo Welch and the director of photography is Michael Ballhaus, A.S.C. The executive producers are Bill Todman, Joel Simon, Kim LeMasters, Tracy Glaser and Barry Josephson. The story is by Jim Thomas & John Thomas; the screenplay is by S.S. Wilson & Brent Maddock and Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman. The film is produced by Jon Peters and Barry Sonnenfeld. It is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. WILD, WILD WEST - THE MOVIE is distributed by Warner Bros., a Time Warner Entertainment Company. www.wildwildwest.net

SouthPeak Interactive is a trademark of SouthPeak Interactive LLC. All other tradenames referenced are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies

Game Play


The PC game based on WILD, WILD WEST - THE MOVIE is an action-adventure title that will take game players on a brand new quest beyond the film. Gamers will embark on missions as James T. West and Artemus Gordon as they battle the conspirators behind the Lincoln assassination who plan to murder another President, Ulysses S. Grant. Faced with a series of puzzles and gun-toting enemies, players will be challenged to use both a keen mind and a quick trigger-finger in a race against time to save President Grant. SouthPeak will announce details on the completely separate storyline and gameplay for the PlayStation game based on WILD, WILD WEST - THE MOVIE in the coming weeks.



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