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29.09.17

“There can be only one” – Microgaming signs licensing agreement for Highlander™

ISLE OF MAN – Microgaming has signed a licensing agreement to develop an online slot based on the original “Highlander™” film.

Released in 1986 and directed by Russell Mulcahy, “Highlander” is based on a story by Gregory Widen. The movie is set between 1980s New York City and historical Scotland, and features an immortal Scottish swordsman, Connor MacLeod played by Christopher Lambert, who must confront the last of his immortal opponent to win the fabled “prize.”

Since its release, the film has developed an enormous cult following, inspiring a franchise which stands strong to this day.

“Highlander is seen as one of the great cult hits of the 80s. With its action-packed storyline and hefty rock inspired composition, it is a fantastic brand for an online slot. The game studio is busy completing the slot that captures all of the movie magic. The game’s features will incorporate the historical Scottish Highlands and gritty New York City, with a classic movie poster art style and blistering guitar tracks.”

David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming

The 243 ways game goes live on Wednesday 6th December. Microgaming has signed an agreement for Highlander through Studiocanal, brokered by Creative Licensing Corporation.

“Many of the iconic characters from classic “Highlander” are featured in the slot, including Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod, Roxanne Hart as Brenda Wyatt and Clancy Brown as The Kurgan. We think fans are really going to enjoy revisiting this epic story, and seeing their favourite heroes and villains in game format."

Stephanie Kupperman at Creative Licensing

"Highlander” is a trademark of Studiocanal S.A.S. All Rights Reserved © 2017 Studiocanal S.A.S. ® All Rights Reserved.

About Creative Licensing http://www.creativelicensingcorporation.com/
Located in Los Angeles CA, Creative Licensing is a full service independent merchandise licensing agency that specializes in long-term brand development. Founded in 1982, Creative
Licensing currently represents a large catalogue of classic films and properties.

About Studiocanal 
Studiocanal is a subsidiary of the Canal+ Group. It is one of Europe's leading companies in the market for co-production, acquisition, distribution and sales of international feature films and TV series. Studiocanal is the only studio which operates simultaneously in three main European territories - France, the United Kingdom and Germany - as well as in Australia and New Zealand.