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September 16, 2009 09:01 ET

Platinum Studios and Disney Channel Star David Henrie Team up to Develop "The Weapon"

"Wizards of Waverly Place" Actor David Henrie to Star in Comic Book Film

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2009) - Platinum Studios, Inc. (OTCBB: PDOS) has partnered with Disney Channel star David Henrie to star in the theatrical adaptation of the Platinum Studios' comic book "The Weapon." Henrie stars in Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place," which won an Emmy on Saturday for Outstanding Children's Program. In addition, "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie" was cable television's most-watched program of the year with over 11.4 million viewers. "The Weapon" hails from Platinum Studios' large multi-universe library of over 5,600 comic characters, which rivals that of Marvel, recently acquired by Disney for $4 Billion, and of the recently revamped DC Entertainment, owned by Warner Bros. Today, publicly traded Platinum Studios is one of the largest rights holders of exploitable comic book characters in the world, independent of Hollywood studio ownership. From its universes of comic book characters, Platinum Studios has projects in development at multiple studios, including Disney, Sony, Universal and DreamWorks.

Henrie will play martial arts enthusiast and inventor Tommy Zhou, who has developed a ground-breaking portable innovation. But is Tommy's invention manufactured or an ancient mystical technique? An evil order wants it and will stop at nothing to get it.

The comic book-to feature film adaptation will be produced by its creator, Platinum Studios Inc. chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Producer Jim Henrie ("The Beautiful & The Damned," "The Good Life," "Fake") will also serve as producer, and former Universal Pictures senior executive Randy Greenberg of The Greenberg Group, who brought the parties together, will serve as an executive producer. Greenberg was instrumental in bringing all financing and producing parties together for Platinum Studios' recent feature film "Dead of Night," a collaboration with Hyde Park Entertainment and Omnilab Media that is currently in post-production.

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, and an untitled project at Sony Pictures Animation.

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