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Published on May 13th, 2016 | by gareth


Atari Confirms Missile Command And Centipede Movies

Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films have partnered with Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment to produce and finance two films based on iconic Atari properties over the next two years. The feature film development of classic games, Centipede® and Missile Command® will begin the relationship between the two companies. Randall Emmett and George Furla will be producing and Tim Sullivan, Tony Callie and Ted Fox will be co-producers. Atari and Stephen Belafonte will also serve as Executive Producers on both properties. The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Godfrey and Robert Jones will finance alongside EFO. Martin Barab of Hamrick & Evans LLP negotiated the deal on behalf of EFO.


“We are thrilled to partner with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films to develop feature films based on two of our most beloved titles,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “Centipede and Missile Command are part of Atari’s unparalleled and rich library of popular games and we cannot wait to see the movies come to life.”


“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Atari. Their immensely popular titles have been enjoyed by generations of gamers worldwide,” said Randall Emmett. “We look forward to a very successful partnership and to bringing Centipede and Missile Command to the big screen.”


About Emmett / Furla / Oasis

Emmett / Furla / Oasis is currently in post-production on Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated Silence. The company also recently wrapped principal photography on the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Scoot McNairy starrer 478, from director Elliott Lester and producer Darren Aronofsky. The Steven C. Miller directed Bruce Willis starrer Marauders is in post-production.


About Atari

Atari (www.atari.com) is an interactive entertainment production company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Test Drive®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®.


Atari has offices in New York and Paris.

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