Producers Moritz Borman and Peter Graves Partner with Fabrizio Boccardi and King...

Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:03am EDT

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Producers Moritz Borman and Peter Graves Partner with Fabrizio Boccardi and King Midas World Entertainment on the Film Rights for "The Seven Sins: The Tyrant Ascending" by Jon Land

LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--
Moritz Borman, Peter Graves and Fabrizio Boccardi announced that
they have licensed the film rights for "The Seven Sins(TM): The Tyrant
Ascending(TM)" 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," 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, and his harrowing rise to power.

   Standout praise from several New York Times bestselling authors

   "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.

   "We couldn't be more pleased to be working with Mr. Borman and Mr.
Graves," said Mr. Boccardi. "They have a great roster of box-office
hits that fits our project perfectly."

   Mr. Borman is currently producing the highly anticipated
"Terminator: Salvation" and Oliver Stone's "W." He has also produced a
variety of successful movies including "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, based on the protagonist in "The Seven Sins: The
Tyrant Ascending."

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