Updated: Jul 20, 2021
We are pleased to announce we have signed a mobile platform games license agreement with ViacomCBS on behalf of Paramount Pictures Corporation to develop and publish a mobile video game based on the feature film The Godfather. Growing pipeline of globally recognised brand licenses
The Godfather agreement is the second blockbuster movie license to be signed with a top 5 Hollywood studio this year and validates PlaySide’s IP license strategy where it takes end-to-end ownership of the development, marketing, and management of a growing portfolio of globally recognised brands.
The Godfather is the first of three American crime films directed by Francis Ford Coppola and inspired by the 1969 novel of the same name by Italian American author Mario Puzo.
The Godfather is distributed by Paramount Pictures and was released in 1972. The movie continues to have a cult following where quotes, memes and catchphrases remain part of modern-day vernacular. The film achieved outstanding success at the box office, earning more than US$285 million worldwide, which made it the highest grossing film from that year and, at one time, the highest-grossing film in history.
PlaySide’s CEO Gerry Sakkas said “The Godfather is the quintessential crime movie and to be able to secure this license is testament to the highly respected brand we have built over the past nine years. To be trusted with this license, PlaySide has again demonstrated the confidence leading global movie studios have in us to deliver a high-quality product. As an avid Godfather fan, I am eager to show the world a true Godfather experience on mobile that we believe will appeal to audiences across multiple generations. We look forward to making fans an “offer they can’t refuse”.”