The Launch Pad is excited to announce it is partnering with producer Adrian Askarieh and his Prime Universe Films on a Guaranteed Option Prize. Now entering its fifth year, the Launch Pad Competition has established itself as a destination for Hollywood agents, managers, and executives to discover unique voices and sought-after scripted material.
Prime Universe Films joins a growing list of high-profile industry partners that have included Scott Free Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Endgame Entertainment, Twin Padres Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment, all of which have optioned projects from previous competitions.
Prime Universe Films is the production company behind the Hitman film franchise, based on the popular video games. The company is currently developing a feature adaptation of the bestselling Square Enix video game series Just Cause, which has Aquaman star Jason Momoa set as the lead and San Andreas director Brad Peyton attached to direct. Other projects in development include the big screen adaptation of Jonny Quest for Warner Bros. and Lin Pictures, based on the beloved 1960s animated series, and Deus Ex for CBS Films and Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment, based on the bestselling video game series.
Established in 2004, Prime Universe Films was founded with a vision to develop and produce high-concept films based on branded video games and comic books, as well as original material with international appeal.
Askarieh, who serves as the CEO and President of Prime Universe, recently signed a first-look deal for film and TV with production/distribution company Constantin Films (Mortal Instruments, Resident Evil franchise). Prime Universe is eager to discover and develop strong cinematic stories with unique characters that cater to the ever-expanding global marketplace. By partnering with the Launch Pad, Askarieh is not only onboard to serve as a judge for this year’s competition, but he has also committed to option at least one project which has selected the Guaranteed Option add-on, as Prime Universe aims to discover its next global hit.
To learn more about the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition, including a full list of industry judges, click here.