Majesco Giving Taxi Driver The Video Game Treatment

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the historic motion picture, Majesco today announced the development of Taxi Driver, a video game based on the classic Martin Scorsese-directed film from Columbia Pictures. Through a licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP), Taxi Driver is currently being developed by Papaya Studio and is scheduled to ship in spring 2006.

Nominated for four Academy Awards, ‘Taxi Driver’ remains one of the most iconoclastic films of our time. Compelling and powerful, the movie ensnares viewers in the seedy urban world of New York cabbie Travis Bickle, and we hope to do likewise with our game,” said Ken Gold, vice president of Marketing for Majesco. “We look forward to developing a game that remains true to the spirit and style of the movie, and embodies a total entertainment experience.”

We’re excited to be working with Majesco on a game for Taxi Driver, ” stated Mark Caplan, Executive Director, Interactive, Sony Pictures Consumer Products. “We’re confident they, together with Papaya Studio, will create a game that successfully makes the transition from film to the video game world.”