"The Hulk is one of the most physically powerful and emotionally compelling superhero characters ever created, and his transition to the world of interactive entertainment will extend all the power of this movie event and create a uniquely exciting game experience," said Jim Wilson, President of Universal Interactive. "UI's upcoming titles will provide Hulk fans and action-adventure gamers with all the thrilling action and adventure they have come to expect from this hugely popular character."
Universal Interactive has scheduled the release of games based on The Hulk for the Nintendo GameCube™, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft to coincide with the film's theatrical release. UI also will release a Game Boy® Advance title inspired by the classic Marvel Comics series The Incredible Hulk in second quarter 2003. Additional titles may be announced in the future.
Acclaimed filmmaker Ang Lee's concept for his film adaptation of the classic Marvel Comics series, The Hulk, combines all the elements of a blockbuster visual effects-intensive superhero movie with the brooding romance and tragedy of Universal's classic horror films. In depicting The Hulk as both a superhero and a monster, a wish fulfillment and a nightmare, Lee and his team have stayed true to the early subversive spirit of the character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, while completely updating The Hulk and projecting it into the dangers and aspirations of contemporary times.
Eric Bana (Black Hawk Down) stars as scientist Bruce Banner, whose inner demons transform him in the aftermath of a catastrophic experiment. Bana plays both the human Banner and - through groundbreaking visual effects technology provided by the Oscar®-winning Industrial Light and Magic - the superhuman Hulk. Academy Award® winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) portrays Betty Ross, whose scientific genius unwittingly helps unleash The Hulk; Nick Nolte (The Thin Red Line) plays Banner's brilliant father, who unwittingly passes on a tragic legacy to his son, and Sam Elliot (The Contender) portrays the commander of a top-secret military research center.
Universal Pictures' The Hulk has not yet been rated. Consult www.filmratings.com for more information. Universal Interactive's games based on The Hulk have not yet been rated by the ESRB.
Universal Pictures is a division of Vivendi Universal Entertainment (VUE) (www.universalstudios.com), the U.S.-based film, television and recreation entity of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.
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