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"Area 51" the Game Set to Become "Area 51" the Movie

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Aug 31, 2004 - Paramount Pictures announced they're ready to move ahead on an Area 51 movie based on the Midway Games video game. In a press release announcing the acquisition, producer Christine Peters said, "Area 51 brings some of the most cutting-edge technology to the gaming world. Bringing the game's riveting and suspenseful concepts to the big screen will be an exciting motion picture breakthrough."

President of Paramount Pictures and Vice Chairman of the Motion Picture Group, Donald De Line, added, "We are delighted to be working hand in hand with Midway Games to translate this innovative game into a provocative film. We look forward to bringing all the excitement gamers will feel playing Area 51 to theaters everywhere."

David Duchovny provides the voice of Special Ethan Cole of the Hazardous Materials Division in the Area 51 game. Game players play as Cole and their goal is to investigate a distress signal from Area 51.

Source: Paramount Pictures

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