Unlike everybody else watching the spectacular demise
of film-to-game flop factory Brash
, we've been vaguely curious as to what fates would befall the company's leftover licenses. According to Variety's Cut Scene
blog, we can count "The Tale of Despereaux" among the survivors, as Atari has purchased the North American publishing rights for the PC, PS2 and Wii versions of the game. In addition, Atari will be distributing the DS version, which is being produced by Universal itself.
For those unfamiliar with the source material -- that is, the book that the film is based on -- Despereaux
follows the heroic exploits of a mouse with huge ears and an even bigger sense of chivalry. It probably says just that on the movie poster.