The Guns Of SCi

Publisher licenses Alistair MacLean novels

Source - press release

Not content with developing games based on The Great Escape, The Italian Job and Thunderbirds, SCi have this week picked up another retro license. This time it's the rights to develop and publish games based on three of Alistair MacLean's best loved novels - Where Eagles Dare, The Guns Of Navarone and Ice Station Zebra. All three novels were turned into classic movies during the 1960's, starring the likes of Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Patrick McGoohan and Gregory Peck. So although the license is perhaps a little old fashioned these days and Alistair MacLean himself long dead, the virtually constant reshowing of the novels' movie adaptations on TV should give the games a boost. Details are sketchy at this early stage, but the first games are expected to emerge some time in 2004, and SCi are promising to "remain faithful to the original storyline in the books". No doubt we will hear more soon...

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