Sunday, April 20, 2008

DreamWorks Studios Options Rights to Atlantis Rising

DreamWorks Studios has optioned the rights to make a feature film from Platinum Studios Inc.'s comic book "Atlantis Rising."

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who brought the project to the studio, will produce through their DreamWorks based company. Platinum Studios' Chairman and CEO, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, will also produce. The Greenberg Group CEO and former Universal Pictures senior executive Randy Greenberg will executive produce and Platinum Studios' Rich Marincic will co-produce.

Created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, "Atlantis Rising" is a five-part mini series first published by Platinum Studios Comics in November of 2007. The fifth and final installment in the series is due on comic book shelves in late April 2008.

In "Atlantis Rising," seismic disturbances at sea force world militaries to investigate the deepest part of our ocean, where an underground civilization emerges to do war with planet Earth.

"Atlantis Rising" marks the second property that DreamWorks has optioned from Platinum Studios. DreamWorks, along with Universal Studios, optioned the rights to "Cowboys and Aliens" last year and is currently developing the sci-fi western adventure along with Kurtzman and Orci and Imagine Entertainment.

Kurtzman and Orci currently have an overall producing deal with DreamWorks Studios. They are currently producing the action thriller "Eagle Eye" for DreamWorks which will be released in theaters this September. They have also written several screenplays for DreamWorks projects.