The deal will include all current and future interactive platforms and give access to the author, Alex Simmons, who has a wealth of experience in the comic book and mainstream publishing industry and has also penned Tarzan, Batman: Orpheus Rising, Scooby Doo and more recently Archie Comics.
Blackjack has recently had the option taken on a movie adaptation by independent filmmaker Joe Doughrity, who is currently in talks with major Hollywood studios and is at an exciting period in the movie’s development.
David Colley, MD of Interactive Licensing Management commented: “In a time where originality of storyline and character development is severely lacking, Blackjack is a great property for interactive and having Alex’s personal involvement is a real incentive for any publisher or developer. He brings so much creatively and is a truly inspirational figure in the comic book World.”
Alex Simmons added: “I’ve known both David Colley and Joe Doughrity for a long time, and both have always proven to be men of commitment, vision as well as team players.
“It will take all that and more to bring a quality realization of Blackjack to both the movie and video game arena. I’m excited about the possibilities, as well as plans we’ve made.“