Dance Dance Revolution Games Have Hollywood Film in the Works
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Stampede, a production company recently founded by former Warner Brothers President of Production Greg Silverman, is partnering with Branded Pictures Entertainment and Konami to develop a film based on Konami's Dance Dance Revolution music rhythm game franchise. According to the trade news sources Deadline and Variety, the "project will explore a world on the brink of destruction where the only hope is to unite through the universal language of dance."
Stampede revealed the project on Tuesday while announcing the promotion of Cara Fano as its Director of Development, Film & TV. Fano was Silverman's former subordinate at Warner Brothers before joining him in launching Stampede. Fano is collaborating on the Dance Dance Revolution project with producers J. Todd Harris and Marc Marcum of Branded Pictures Entertainment, and Konami itself.
Konami launched the game franchise in Japanese arcades in 1998. It has since released entries on several consoles, with accompanying dance pads to emulate the arcade version's dance stage with directional switches.