Cybergeddon, cyberthriller feature film

Yahoo! is changing the distribution model for original content as it unveils Anthony E. Zuiker’s Cybergeddon┬áin partnership with Norton by Symantec. From the press release, it sounds pretty interesting.

“‘Cybergeddon’ is the evolution of the crime genre,” says creator Anthony E. Zuiker. “Through an invaluable partnership with Norton and embracing the forward-thinking vision of Dolphin Entertainment, ‘Cybergeddon’ will be a motion picture event released through Yahoo!’s global online distribution. Instead of opening ‘wide’ at 5000 screens, ‘Cybergeddon’ has the potential to premiere on 50 million online screens all over the world at the same time. This global distribution model is the future of storytelling with unprecedented scale.”

“Cybergeddon” will be launching globally, first on Yahoo! this Fall, as a series of installments to roll out sequentially. “Cybergeddon” will engage Yahoo!’s worldwide audience of 700 million unique visitors, through an immersive storytelling, social media and gaming experience. Yahoo! sets the bar for best-in-class original video programming with 21 out of the top 25 most-watched online series (comScore, US) and captures 61 million unique viewers a month (comScore, US) who come to Yahoo! to watch video. Yahoo! has been making strides in original programming by teaming up with world-class storytellers, starting with ‘Electric City,’ its first original scripted series announcement earlier this year and most recently the roll out of a new comedy slate.

Will it be accurate or wildly off base?

Throughout the creative process, Zuiker engaged Norton by Symantec and its team of experts to inspire, guide and inform some of the technical aspects of cybercrime, including its investigation and prosecution, and to provide real-world insights into how people can protect themselves from digital threats.

For more information, check out the Cybergeddon Facebook page or Twitter account.

I’ll definitely be giving this a shot this Fall.

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Posted by Jason Hamilton | March 22, 2012  |  No Comment

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