Robert Ludlum, a popular thriller author who published over 20 successful books, will have his work (or at least a part of it) turned into video games following an agreement signed by Electronic Arts and Ludlum Entertainment. And since Robert Ludlum created Jason Bourne, we can say it’s a nice catch for EA – who announced they have already started the work on a new Bourne game, but offered no extra details.
“Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne is the most exciting action hero to emerge in decades, thrilling audiences around the world,” said Mike Quigley, group vice president of marketing, EA Games Label. “EA is excited to enter into a long-term relationship with Ludlum Entertainment, bringing the action, intrigue and intensity of Robert Ludlum’s fiction to life for casual and core gamers around the globe.”
Ludlum Entertainment recently entered into a production deal with Universal Studios to produce films based on the dozens of books in the Robert Ludlum library, as well as films outside the library, but we don’t know if EA’s games will be directly connected with any Hollywood releases. I guess we’ll know for sure as soon as new details emerge.