Green-Light Received for ’The Road Avenger’ Novel
Based on the 1985 Data-East Laserdisc Feature ’Road Blaster,’ G-Mode of Japan Has Given a Green-Light to MMP Publishing’s “The Road Avenger” novel, to Be Released in 2009
SAINT CHARLES, MO -- (MMP Publishing via Reuters - January 17, 2009) - Based on the 1985 Data-East laserdisc feature “Road Blaster,” G-Mode of Japan has given a green-light to MMP Publishing’s “The Road Avenger” novel, to be released in 2009.
Written by Mary Margaret Park (author and poet) and co-produced by Sekrett Scilensce (composer and producer), “The Road Avenger” is the story of Blake Sanders, a man whose destiny is forever changed when a gang known as S.C.U.M. (Secret Criminal Underground Movement) slay his wife.
Methodically promoting anarchy and the breakdown of society, S.C.U.M. seeks to hold the world hostage, devouring one city at a time.
Before the reader’s eyes are the politicians and behind the lies, there’s the S.C.U.M. -- Blindly avenging a love once known, “The Road Avenger” must decide what is right -- In spite of his wishes to remain an honorable member of humanity, Blake treads the fine lines between virtue and dishonor.
“The original concept is ’Mad Max’ like,” author Mary Margaret Park explained, “So we’ve decided to make ’The Road Avenger’ a psychological action drama, which will end up like a cross between ’Mad Max,’ ’Ronin,’ and Steven Soderbergh’s ’Traffic.’ Though we are expanding on a simple plotline, we are straying far from the typical Hollywood attitudes that engulf many fine stories.”
Licensors in Tokyo were pleased and gave the project a thumbs-up -- A total of four chapters were showcased in a mock 6x9 binding, emulating the look and feel of the finished product.
Fans of “Road Blaster” (a.k.a. “Road Avenger” in the U.S.A.) can visit http://www.theroadavenger.com to obtain more details about the novelization and are encouraged to join the demo club.
About Mary Margaret Park:
Mary Margaret Park is an Author and Poet of Psychological and Experimental Fiction Crossover Writings, best described as Stephen King partying with David Lynch in The Twilight Zone.
About Sekrett Scilensce:
Sekrett Scilensce is a Composer and Producer of Electronic and Classical Eurasian Crossover Music, best described as Thomas Dolby in a jam-session with Kraftwerk and Peter Schilling (or Hans Zimmer crossed with John Carpenter and Akira Yamaoka).
G-Mode Co. Ltd. was established in July 2000 as the world’s first mobile network game contents provider, specializing in Java game software. 6 years later, G-mode has become the #1 Mobile game provider in Japan, servicing over 1.5 million NTT Docomo subscribed customers and experiencing over half a million downloads per month with AU KDDI mobile phone users. G-Mode is currently in the process of global expansion and has built B2B relations with Major Mobile Phone Carriers such as Vodafone, Motorola, and Nokia.
About Data East:
Data East Corporation (also abbreviated as DECO) was a Japanese video game company. Their main headquarters were located in Tokyo, while their American subsidiary, Data East USA, was headquartered in San Jose, California. The company was in operation from 1976 to 2003, when it declared bankruptcy.
Data East was founded by Tetsuo Fukuda on April 20, 1976 as an electronic engineering company which focused on integrating interchangeable tapes inside arcade game devices, allowing video game operators to replace a game from a machine without having to replace the cabinet itself. Realizing the money that could be made within the interactive content, Data East began developing arcade video games in 1979 and established a U.S division. By 1985, Data East had shifted away from interchangeability to concentrate themselves on video games only.
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