Microsoft Corp. and Maxmedia today announced that the Santa Monica, Calif.-based production company will develop an animated feature adaptation of the upcoming Xbox 360™ video game, “Kameo™: Elements of Power™.” Sunmin Park will adapt the video game for the screen version, as well as direct. Park recently produced, co-wrote and directed the English version of “Sky Blue,” a multilayered, composite, digital animation feature in high definition. The film premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and went on to screen at film festivals in Venice, London, Tokyo and other cities around the world. Park’s producing credits also include “The Others,” starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Alejandro Amenábar, and Chen Kaige’s “The Emperor and the Assassin,” starring Gong Li.
“Kameo: Elements of Power,” the broad-appeal, fantasy action-adventure title being developed by Rare Ltd., will be released this holiday season by Microsoft Game Studios exclusively for the revolutionary next-generation Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. In “Kameo: Elements of Power,” as a young Elf, Kameo must master her new ability to transform into mystical warriors and harness their powers to save her people from Thorn, the evil Troll king. Production for the animated adaptation will begin in 2006.