NEW YORK: Yahoo! Inc has bought the rights to Cybergeddon, a film from CSI creator Anthony Zuiker set in the world of cybercrime that will be released on the Yahoo! site this fall.
"It's a major movie event about crime 2.0 told in the intimate, high-quality setting that shows an exciting new future of storytelling for a motion picture," Zuiker told TheWrap.
The story follows a detective, Chloe, who must work with her ex-boyfriend and her mod squad to prevent a prolific Ukranian hacker from committing "cybergeddon," which is the total collapse of all devices in the world - a 21st century apocalypse.
Viewers will be able to watch Cybergeddon in instalments, and eventually as a full feature. After Yahoo!'s first-window deal, it will be made available on other platforms, such as iTunes.
Yahoo! plans to launch the movie with an interactive marketing campaign and supplement the film with a suite of additional online content, which could include online games, apps or other content from the Yahoo! site. - Reuters