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Hawken Web Series Planned

Warner Premiere announces plans to produce a web-based film series based on Hawken, the upcoming mech combat game, recalling the surprising story of film plans for the property shortly after it was announced. Here's word:

Warner Premiere today announced it has secured the rights to develop a web series for the highly anticipated futuristic mech shooter game "Hawken." The game, available December 12, 2012, is set in a post-apocalyptic, over industrialized planet where humans are battling for dwindling resources. Initial plans for the web series will take fans through crucial events that spawn this grim fight for survival. Copper Media, a new division of Silver Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and DJ2 Entertainment are attached to produce. Further details about the production will be announced in the coming months. The rights for "Hawken" were secured by DJ2 Entertainment, which is represented by WME and Morris Yorn.

"Hawken" has already become an online sensation with over 300,000 users registered for the closed beta currently scheduled for this fall. When the free-to-play game is finally released to the public on December 12 it will be playable via numerous means, including the Gaikai platform , a cloud streaming game service accessible by PCs Macs, Facebook or any tablet device.

“We believe 'Hawken' is a cutting-edge gaming franchise that lends itself to multiple platforms and we're very excited to work with Copper Media and DJ2 to develop it into a top-flight digital series," said Eva Davis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Warner Premiere. "Warner Bros. Digital Distribution proved there is a way to reach a sizable and passionate audience with this type of property, as we have seen with 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' which has reached over 70 million views since its debut."

"We're thrilled to be working with forward thinking partners like Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Copper Media and Meteor Entertainment’s CEO Mark Long on such a cutting-edge creative venture," said Dmitri Johnson, CEO/Partner of DJ2 Entertainment. "This is an exciting, emerging medium and a fresh new way to bring 'Hawken' to a tech-savvy audience” added Dan Jevons, CCO/Partner of DJ2 Entertainment.

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10. Re: Hawken Web Series Planned Jul 15, 2012, 12:32 Axis
 
Not sure why there's so much 'what separates this' dribble...

The only thing separating any fps from any other fps is art, sound, weapons, feel, pace, options, reception, etc.

What else are you guys expecting? lol
 
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9. Re: Hawken Web Series Planned Jul 15, 2012, 11:00 Bet
 
qsto wrote on Jul 14, 2012, 14:30:
1AngryGamer wrote on Jul 14, 2012, 04:00:
meh

what separates this from Mechwarrior Online

As equally bright question as asking "what separates this from MechWarrior: Living Legends?"
Bam.
 
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8. Re: Hawken Web Series Planned Jul 14, 2012, 17:55 RollinThundr
 
Dwarf-Snowninja wrote on Jul 14, 2012, 01:41:
Wow... really glad I took the time to look at this. Ever since the Battletech franchise petered out, I've been looking for some good mech games.

Blame MS for that for sitting on the BattleTech IP and not only refusing to do anything with it, but refusing to sell it. They still own it, they're just licensing the rights to Piranha for MWO. I think when all is said and done MW:O will be very similar to what MPBT:3025 might have been. And personally I'm fine with that.
 
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7. Re: Hawken Web Series Planned Jul 14, 2012, 14:30 qsto
 
1AngryGamer wrote on Jul 14, 2012, 04:00:
meh

what separates this from Mechwarrior Online

As equally bright question as asking "what separates this from MechWarrior: Living Legends?"
 
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6. Re: Hawken Web Series Planned Jul 14, 2012, 11:33 Axis
 
Looking forward to Hawken more than MWO. But interested in both, competition is always good.

If it wasn't for PoE, people would be forcing themselves to hold out hope for the pile of garbage called D3, so ya - competition is good.
 
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5. Re: Hawken Web Series Planned Jul 14, 2012, 08:22 Rea1One
 
Live action web series would be awesome and so would an Anime version, But its probably not going to be either.  
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4. Re: Hawken Web Series Planned Jul 14, 2012, 04:00 Angrius Maximis
 
meh

what separates this from Mechwarrior Online

 
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3. Re: Hawken Web Series Planned Jul 14, 2012, 01:41 Dwarf-Snowninja
 
Wow... really glad I took the time to look at this. Ever since the Battletech franchise petered out, I've been looking for some good mech games.  
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2. Re: Hawken Web Series Planned Jul 14, 2012, 01:28 Bet
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 21:16:
Given the art style for this game I look forward to seeing this.
Yeah, regardless of the game's overall quality, it's hard to mess up a mech setting when telling a story. They're ripe for action-drama.
 
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1. Re: Hawken Web Series Planned Jul 13, 2012, 21:16 Cutter
 
Given the art style for this game I look forward to seeing this.
 
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