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November 18, 2009 09:00 ET

Aurora Productions and Platinum Studios to Bring "Nightfall" to the Big Screen

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - William Stuart's Aurora Productions and Platinum Studios, Inc. (OTCBB: PDOS), an entertainment company that controls an international library of more than 5,600 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, have partnered to bring Platinum Studios' graphic novel "Nightfall" to the big screen.

"Nightfall" tells the story of a man who finds out just how bad life can get when he discovers that the prison he just entered is controlled by vampires. This is just one original property that hails from Platinum Studios' multi-universe library of over 5,600 comic characters, a library of characters as large as Marvel's. Marvel was recently acquired by Disney for $4 Billion, and is the second major comic library to be acquired by a Hollywood studio. DC Comics, which is owned by Warner Bros., recently announced a newly-revamped business model, focusing on reaching deeper into DC's catalog of characters. Platinum Studios remains independent of major entertainment studio affiliation.

William Stuart will produce with Platinum Studios' Chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Former Universal Pictures senior executive Randy Greenberg of The Greenberg Group, who helped negotiate the deal, would be an executive producer.

"Nightfall is an extraordinary opportunity to make a fantastic horror/thriller in a genre which is unbelievably hot right now," said Stuart. "Platinum Studios has wonderful creative depth and a proven ability to make things happen."

"Bill brings a great, hands-on producing style to 'Nightfall' that will make the feature film visually exciting," said Rosenberg. "We are thrilled to be working with him on this project."

Platinum Studios' film and TV division is developing "Cowboys & Aliens" with producers Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Kurtzman/Orci (the writing team behind the "Transformers" franchise and the resurrected "Star Trek" franchise). In addition, Platinum is developing "Unique" with "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman at Walt Disney Pictures, "The Witchblade" with "Wanted" executive producer Marc Silvestri, Top Cow Productions, Inc. and Arclight Films, "Atlantis Rising" with DreamWorks, Kurtzman/Orci and director Len Wiseman ("Underworld" and "Live Free or Die Hard") , "The Weapon" with Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place" star David Henrie, "Mal Chance" with Tony Krantz ("24" and "Mulholland Drive"), an untitled feature film project at Sony Pictures Animation and "Indestructible Man" and "Gunplay" for TV with FOX21. Platinum's Rosenberg would serve as a producer on all Platinum film projects and an executive producer on all Platinum TV projects.

Stuart, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Productions in Los Angeles, supervises the day-to-day operations of the company. He just wrapped "The Wild Girl," a western based on the novel by Jim Fergus and is in development on several feature films including "The Travel Writer," "Infinity," and "Journal of the Dead."

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