(February 24, 2005 - Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Clint Eastwood’s Malpaso and The Tehama Companies have announced an agreement to produce video games based on the Dirty Harry film franchise, introducing the legendary character 'Dirty Harry' Callahan to the interactive world for the first time on next generation consoles. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is currently overseeing development of the first installment of the game franchise, with Academy Award® winning director, producer and actor Eastwood consulting on key creative aspects of the game design. Eastwood will also lend his voice and likeness to his renowned role of police detective Harry Callahan. “This will be an opportunity to satisfy the many requests over the years to continue the Dirty Harry legacy, only now in the video game medium,” said Clint Eastwood. “Creating Dirty Harry video games will also introduce this memorable film character to new generations on a medium they appreciate.” “Warner Bros. has enjoyed a remarkable and long standing partnership with Clint Eastwood and creating videogames based on Dirty Harry will continue our mutual goal of capturing new story-telling and market opportunities for this acclaimed film franchise,” said Alan Horn, President and COO, Warner Bros. “Barry (Barry Meyer, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros.) and I are excited about Clint’s guidance and direct participation in bringing Dirty Harry into the interactive space as it further reinvigorates the franchise.” “Mr. Eastwood is both an incredible performer and an amazing creative talent, and it is an honor to work with him to bring the Dirty Harry franchise credibly to the video game space,” said Jason Hall, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The character and content of the Dirty Harry films perfectly lend themselves to telling new and compelling stories to both established and new gameplaying audiences.” About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc., a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is a premier licensor and a developer of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based gaming and wireless applications.
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