Thursday, October 30, 2008

Starz Lands "Dead Space: Downfall"...

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Starz Entertainment will debut "Dead Space: Downfall" on Encore Action Sunday, Nov. 2at 10PM.

Developed by Film Roman (Starz Entertainment's sister company), the film is a feature-length animated movie based on the highly anticipated game "Dead Space" from Electronic Arts, released Oct. 14. The movie was released on DVD by Starz Media's Anchor Bay Entertainment Oct. 28.

"We are thrilled to have the world television premiere of 'Dead Space: Downfall' on Encore Action," said Nancy Silverstone, vice president program acquisitions, Starz Entertainment.

"The feature sets a new standard for animated horror that our audience will love. It provides the story thread from the comic books to the newly released game, using the background and sound design from the game and the same artistic spirit of the comic book series."

The story begins with the "Dead Space" comic books. The feature picks up the plot where the original comic book series, written by Antony Johnston and illustrated by Ben Templesmith, ends and leads up to the beginning of the "Dead Space" game.

"...The story focuses on the disturbing events aboard a futuristic mining spaceship, the USG Ishimura, after it pulls a mysterious artifact from a remote dig site on a planet in the far reaches of the galaxy. The artifact triggers the sudden invasion of a long-dormant alien presence, and the Ishimura crewmembers find themselves locked in a frantic struggle to survive..."

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the US, offering 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz and Encore brands with approximately 17.4 million and 31.6 million subscribers respectively.

Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play...