SACRED ROAD SERIES ANNOUNCED
Blockade Entertainment and VOOM's Gameplay HD, the first high-definition channel solely dedicated to the world of video gaming, announced today the start of production on a groundbreaking new animated series, Sacred Road. The series is the first of its kind to leverage state-of-the-art techniques by using an existing video game engine and the game's software code to create a compelling 3-D-like high-definition animated television series. An original series, Sacred Road will feature stunning graphics and action-packed storylines, and is slated to debut on Gameplay HD in Fall 2008. Gameplay HD is one of the VOOM HD networks, the world's largest and most diverse suite of high-definition channels.
"With Sacred Road we will be able to showcase how our sophisticated production pipeline and technology platform allows us to do what was once considered impossible - producing an original, high-quality 3-D animated series for television," said Brad Foxhoven, Co-founder and CEO of Blockade Entertainment.
"Sacred Road is a perfect example of Gameplay HD's continued momentum as the premier destination for gaming fans for television programming related to the gaming industry," said Mark DeAngelis, VP of Programming and Development for Gameplay HD. "This new, innovative series will be a one-of-a-kind viewing experience for gamers, as its visually-stunning world and highly compelling storyline are brought to life in a true high-definition format."
Sacred Road tells the story of a group of "average Joes" - a squad of World War II infantrymen - who stumble upon the most demonic and dangerous plan ever conceived by the Nazi War machine. Beneath the rotted, mildewed, overgrown fortifications of the WW1 Battlefield of Verdun lie the mangled, burned, gassed corpses of a million men. A German unit specializing in the occult plans to raise these dead to create an invincible army, and the only thing standing in its way are five young Americans. Sacred Road blends action and adventure with a touch of dark humor and the compelling emotions of men faced with soul-searching questions of life, loyalty, and spiritual truth.
Sacred Road is written and director by Bill Kroyer, an Oscar-nominated director who has served as a writer and senior animation director on several commercials and feature films. Sacred Road uses the Brothers in Arms video game assets based on the successful game franchise from Gearbox Software, and published by Ubisoft.