Just because you’re serving a fairly hefty sentence for tax evasion doesn’t mean you can’t still continue to kick ass. At least, not according to thespian and professional assassin Wesley Snipes. And if by “kick ass” you mean “license your image,” then yes, by all means; nothing’s stopping you.
Hence today’s announcement by developer Lapland Studios, Elstree Studio Productions and Red 27 Films of an upcoming strategy/action title called Julius Styles: The International staring none other than the 57th passenger himself, Mr. Wesley Snipes. For more on the project – as well as the accompanying film – continue on…
Set in the always-cheery world of “money, power, sex and murder,” Julius Styles is an international “Facilitator.” We’re assuming that’s like a concierge but with fewer theatre tickets and more decapitations. The project will begin life as an AppStore exclusive and expand to Xbox Live, PSN, WiiWare and the Android Market. Followed, of course, by a feature film staring Blade as Julius Styles.
Sounding blissfully, press-release peppy from the confines of his cell, Snipes had this to say about the project:
"This project was inspired by my desire to bring my Art of War, Murder at 1600 and Passenger 57 characters into the game world. Julius Styles will offer something for both the mind game strategist and the kick-ass special ops warrior lover…This game will expand on the cool, sexy, diverse sometimes scary, and often bizarre world and people I've had the pleasure to spend time with…I love games that challenge my mind and reflexes. Julius Styles pits your street knowledge survival skills with your academic intellect and spiritual intuition. The feature film is going to be a blast!"