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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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'Jagged Alliance' Coming to the Silver Screen

by Judy on March 8, 2007 @ 5:19 p.m. PST

Strategy First has partnered with Union Entertainment to develop a movie based on the popular video game franchise, "Jagged Alliance."

Los Angeles-based Union and Strategy First have signed on Nick Nunziata (Grizzly Park, Meg) to help develop and co-produce the project.

The project's title, "Jagged Alliance," describes the cutthroat relationships between members of a lethal mercenary team whose only true allegiance is to the highest bidder. Each a specialist in his or her own discipline, these operatives know that in order to survive their missions, they must rely on, but never dare trust, each other. The team is assembled from the best of the best by the Alliance of International Mercenaries, an apolitical private organization with its own covert agenda.

The original "Jagged Alliance" game was released in 1994 and has spawned five sequels, with another currently under development at Strategy First.

"'Jagged Alliance' is high on character and action, but with a dark humor that fans relish," says Union President Richard Leibowitz. "'Jagged Alliance' has a solid premise, and its character-driven game story makes it much better suited to film adaptation than many other game properties. Those elements are key to successful game-to-film translations."

"Jagged Alliance is a great game franchise with dynamic characters and personalities that belong on the silver screen. This project is a brilliant take on the property and we anticipate a truly original picture coming out of this series." says Emanuel Wall, Strategy First's Business Development Manager.

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