Lions Gate Entertainment, popularly known as Lionsgate, is entering the gaming business.
The film company behind The Hunger Games, and also owner of franchises like Twilight, and, thankfully, Rambo, has named Peter Levin as their new CEO for this newly formed division.
You can read Lionsgate’s full statement below:
Peter is a perfect fit for our entrepreneurial culture, and he is ideally qualified to lead the continued growth of our content business into the video game space and other interactive digital ventures. Gaming has become one of the most explosive growth areas of the content business, and Peter’s mandate will be to build a portfolio of premium digital properties as we expand our leadership in films and television programming into digital content as well.
The division intends to make original IPs as well as new games from their film properties. Not to get too nerdy on you, but considering Lionsgate’s library includes Carolco and Vestron films such as The Princess Bride and Total Recall, they could actually bring out a few good ones if they dug that deep. We will update you on the latest on Lionsgate gaming news.