Chalk up another Hollywood director getting into the video games industry. According to IGN, Neill Blomkamp has signed a deal with Frankfurt-based Gunzilla Games to become their Chief Visionary Officer. In doing so, Blomkamp will be helping the studio to create its currently-unannounced multiplayer shooter.
Gunzilla is made up of former Crytek, Ubisoft, and EA talent, and began production on the title last year, aiming for release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC.
“Gunzilla has a strong vision that clearly stands out. With a team of incredible talents and long-time industry veterans, it is creating a new, exciting multiplayer AAA shooter game that pushes the boundaries of gameplay, player freedom, customization options as well as narrative experience within the shooter genre,” states Blomkamp in a press release. “My own big screen film experience will hopefully help shape new ways of interactive storytelling and next-generation visuals. And by making best use of everything today’s video game development technologies have on offer we will jointly create an immersive experience like we’ve never seen before.”
“As Chief Visionary Officer, Neill will be a key member of our team. Adding the perspective of filmmaking to video game development brings interactive entertainment to the next level. We all share the same vision, and Neill is the perfect completion to the narrative and visual art lead roles in our team,” added Vlad Korolev, CEO and co-founder of Gunzilla Games. “We are extremely proud that he is joining us – while we are creating our own universe, some of our inspiration originates in his works.”
Blomkamp’s newest film, Demonic, stars Carly Pope, Chris William Martin, and Michael Rogers, and will be released in theatres and on streaming channels on August 20.