SOURCE: King Midas World Entertainment

November 10, 2008 20:00 ET

Top Producers Partner for New Hollywood Movie Franchise: "The Tyrant"

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2008) - Producers Moritz Borman, Peter Graves and International Investor and Entrepreneur Fabrizio Boccardi announced that they have licensed the film rights for "The Seven Sins™: The Tyrant Ascending™" by bestselling author Jon Land ("Blood Diamonds") from rights holder King Midas World Entertainment.

The deal provides Mr. Borman as producer and Mr. Graves as executive producer with rights to make the first of "The Tyrant" films plus two sequels subject to certain box office results. Mr. Boccardi will be a producer on the film.

"The Seven Sins: The Tyrant Ascending," which has recently been published in English by Forge Books, is loosely inspired by the life of Mr. Boccardi and is the first of an anticipated series of books and films that introduces the global adventures of daredevil magnate, Michael Tiranno, The Tyrant.

Standout praise for the novel from several New York Times bestselling authors include:

"'The Godfather' reimagined for a new generation." -- Vince Flynn.

"Revolutions, world finance, high-stakes gambling, global conspiracies... 'The Seven Sins' is a trendsetter." -- David Morrell.

The upcoming film, which is adapted from the novel, is in the very active stages of development with a target theater release date of 2011.

Mr. Borman is currently producing the highly anticipated "Terminator: Salvation." He has also produced a variety of successful movies including Oliver Stone's newly released "W.," "World Trade Center," "Terminator 3," "The Life of David Gale," "Alexander," "The Quiet American," and "The Wedding Planner."

Mr. Graves is executive producer on "Terminator: Salvation," "W." and "Planet 51" and has been a marketing head or consultant on over 200 titles including "Terminator 3," "Braveheart," "The Perfect Storm" and "The Game."

"The Tyrant is an intriguing new type of lead character that we believe could easily form the basis of a new franchised series," said Mr. Borman.

"This film will take place in an exciting world of heightened action and intrigue that will definitely make this project standout in the marketplace," said Mr. Graves.

Mr. Boccardi and King Midas World Entertainment anticipate that through the novel and movie will come the launch of the worldwide Tyrant franchise.

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