wheel-of-timeThe Wheel of Time is one of the most appreciated fantasy novels ever written, but since the author has unfortunately passed on, somebody had to jump in and make sure that the upcoming video games based on the novel are of the highest quality possible, too. In order to make that happen, Hollywood vet Chris Morgan (Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift writer) was signed by Red Eagle Games as Story Director.

He will certainly do a great job: except for the Hollywood flicks which also include Fast and Furious, Cellular and Wanted, Chris Morgan is also a dedicated gamer. He’s actually working on the big-screen adaptation of Gears of War, a new Fast and Furious movie and he’s also known to gamers for the Wanted: Weapons of Fate game.

“As a massive fan of The Wheel of Time series, and a lifelong gamer, I jumped at the chance to be part of the Red Eagle Games team,” Morgan said. “The world that Robert Jordan created is so rich, the characters and storylines so varied and inventive, that I feel like a kid in a candy store. It’s really a dream opportunity for me.”

In addition, Morgan will be joining veteran Electronic Arts Executive Tom Frisina; Barry Hirsch, a leader in the field of entertainment law; entertainment consumer products marketing and branding expert Peter Dang; Keith Boesky, founder and principal of video game consultancy Boesky & Company; and IBM Serious Games Program Manager Phaedra Boinodiris on the Red Eagle Games Advisory Council. Red Eagle Games has carefully assembled the Council to complement and support the Red Eagle Games management team’s skills and backgrounds, and the council members represent decades of experience in new media, entertainment and technology.