Legendary Pictures hires EA Casual vet for games venture

As expected, former EA Casual president Kathy Vrabeck has accepted the top spot at Legendary Pictures' new digital division. Variety reports that Vrabeck is looking to bring games based on Legendary's properties -- including the still-in-development The Lost Patrol, a tie-in with the upcoming 2010 theatrical thriller -- as well as original IP to consoles, mobile devices and online portals. The company's development effort will be based out of its offices on the Warner Bros. lot.

Legendary's intent to add video games to its portfolio was actually revealed last year, but can now get into full swing under Vrabeck. While the production company is unproven in games, it has an impressive track record in Hollywood, having delivered the likes of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Watchmen. It's currently developing films based on World of Warcraft and Gears of War.

[Via VG247]

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