ANTHONY E. ZUIKER ANNOUNCES CAST, DIRECTOR FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED "CYBERGEDDON" PROJECT PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY ON YAHOO!
Olivier Martinez (Unfaithful) and Missy Peregrym ("Rookie Blue") to Star in
First-Of- Its- Kind Digital Motion Picture Event
Cybergeddon Directed by Diego Velasco (The Zero Hour)
LOS ANGELES - May 9, 2012 - Anthony E. Zuiker, the visionary creator of the CSI franchise and his production company Dare to Pass, along with Dolphin Digital Media, today revealed the director and full cast for Cybergeddon, a groundbreaking digital event about the growing threat of cybercrime, identity theft and vulnerabilities in our highly connected lives to be released exclusively on Yahoo!. Cybergeddon, now in full production in Toronto, Canada, will star Olivier Martinez (Unfaithful) as the elusive cybercriminal Gustove Dobreff, and Missy Peregrym ("Rookie Blue") as FBI agent Chloe Jocelyn. Manny Montana ("Breakout Kings") and Kick Gurry (Speed Racer) are also attached and will play FBI Agent Frank Parker and former cybercriminal turned good-guy Chase 'Rabbit' Rosen respectively. Award-winning director Diego Velasco (The Zero Hour) has also signed on to bring the story to life.
The story follows agent Chloe Jocelyn as she investigates a slew of seemingly unrelated cyber-attacks with fellow agent Frank Parker and incarcerated master hacker Chase 'Rabbit' Rosen. Chloe and her team must crack the worldwide cybercrime ring led by Gustove Dobreff before it is too late. In a world where everyone is connected, everyone is at risk. Norton by Symantec consulted directly with the projects' creators to lend credibility and technical insights that helped inform the narrative and led to the creation of a cybersecurity character in the film.
"I could not be happier with the talent level for Cybergeddon. Missy, Manny, and Kick are such gifted actors and a dream trio for us, and Diego is a dynamic shooter and visceral storyteller. Adding Olivier Martinez to the mix puts this movie over the top," says creator Anthony E. Zuiker.
Cybergeddon, the 2.0 version of crime fiction, will premiere globally on Yahoo! in September 2012 as a series of sequential installments that will engage Yahoo!'s worldwide audience of more than 700 million unique visitors through an immersive storytelling, social media and gaming experience.
Written by Miles Chapman (The Tomb), Cybergeddon executive producers include Anthony E. Zuiker, Matthew Weinberg, (President, Dare to Pass) and Bill O'Dowd, (CEO, Dolphin Digital Studios). Progressive financing and distribution company Dolphin Digital Media backed the project in a deal brokered by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
"Dolphin's commitment to bringing best in class original scripted programming to the Internet starts with the combination of the best talent and the budget to execute their vision," said Bill O'Dowd, CEO, Dolphin Digital Studios. "Anthony E. Zuiker is a world class storyteller and it is a testament to his vision for Cybergeddon that we are able to attract Olivier, Missy, and such an amazing cast."
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Cybergeddon is a groundbreaking motion picture event from the visionary storyteller and CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker, set to debut this fall on Yahoo!. In a first-of-its-kind distribution model, Cybergeddon will roll out sequentially and will engage audiences through an immersive storytelling, social media and gaming experience. Norton by Symantec has been tapped to lend credibility and security insights that will help guide the narrative. The project is backed by Dolphin Digital Media in a deal brokered and packaged by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
About Anthony E. Zuiker
Anthony E. Zuiker is one of the most creative and multifaceted individuals working in Hollywood today. He is the creator of television's hugely successful CSI franchise, and in July of 2011, Zuiker, and his production company, Dare to Pass, signed a three-year first-look deal with ABC Studios. In addition to expanding his film and television efforts, Zuiker continues to delve into the worlds of gaming, publishing and cross-platform storytelling. He is a pioneer of the "Digi-novel" genre and author of the Level 26 series published by Dutton/Penguin Group, and the final book in the series, Dark Revelations, was released in December of 2011. Around that same time, Zuiker also released a personal memoir, MR. CSI: How a Vegas Dreamer Made a Killing in Hollywood, One Body at a Time, published by Harper Collins. Zuiker is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and CAA.
About Dolphin Digital Studios, Inc.
Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. is dedicated to the production of high-quality digital content. With the launch of Dolphin Digital Studios, the Company is at the forefront of the growing digital entertainment sector. Dolphin Digital Studios is committed to consistently delivering premium, best-in-class entertainment and securing premiere distribution partners to maximize audience reach and commercial advertising potential.
Dolphin Digital Studios' first two web series, co-financed through an agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, are the action-packed high school spy thriller Aim High from multi-talented Executive Producer and Director McG (Director of Charlie's Angels and Terminator: Salvation and Executive Producer of television series Chuck and Supernatural) and the futuristic survival tale H+: The Digital Series from blockbuster Director / Producer Bryan Singer (Director of X-Men, Superman Returns and The Usual Suspects, and Executive Producer of hit television series House).
Aim High simultaneously premiered on Facebook and Cambio (AOL's Teen Site) in October 2011. Aim High won the Writer's Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing for Original New Media at the Writer's Guild Awards ceremony hosted by Joel McHale and Zooey Deschanel on February 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. H+: The Digital Series will be released this summer.
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