Magic Storm Entertainment Hires Dan Gilroy to Pen a New Stan Lee's Pow!

2011-12-06 18:39 1708

Entertainment Super Hero Script

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Screenwriter Dan Gilroy has signed on to pen The Annihilator (working title) for Magic Storm Entertainment. Eric Mika, the company's CEO, announced today that Gilroy, represented by CAA, would introduce a new Stan Lee superhero of Chinese heritage to global audiences with the company's first film project. Based on an original Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment treatment acquired by Magic Storm Entertainment, the story chronicles a young man who is given a second chance as an international superhero and returns home to mete out justice.

"Words can't express how excited I am about this project." It's based on the most incredibly original and unique superhero I've created in a long time," said Stan Lee. "Best of all, we're excited to be working with a writer as talented as Dan Gilroy to helm the script. I expect the startling saga of our hero, The Annihilator, to become one of the most talked-about and popular franchises for a new generation worldwide!" Stan Lee exclaimed.

Gilroy's most recent international box office success includes Disney's Real Steel, which has grossed over $200 million in domestic and international box office receipts to date. As an established filmmaker of over twenty years, his credits include Universal's Two for the Money, starring wife Rene Russo and Al Pacino, as well as, The Bourne Legacy, currently in production.

"Stan's created a ground-breaking superhero for our globalized world. The story spans cultures and continents in thrilling, character-driven style. Stan is straight-up at the top of his game and it's a joy to have a hand in bringing this to the screen," said Gilroy.

"We could not be more pleased than to have Dan Gilroy come aboard to write this exciting script for our film," said Eric Mika, CEO of Magic Storm Entertainment. "Dan's knowledge and creative mind will undoubtedly create a strong base for a new franchise to the super hero genre world-wide."

About Magic Storm Entertainment

Magic Storm Entertainment, is a Hollywood based film finance organization comprised of Hong Kong's Ricco Capital (Holdings) Limited, Stan Lee's Pow! Entertainment and Fidelis Entertainment. The company's intent is to develop and produce a new franchise of Stan Lee's superheroes for the global marketplace, including China.

About Ricco Capital

Ricco Capital (Holdings) Limited, a merger and acquisition boutique with an equity investment portfolio, was established in 2007 to capture attractive business opportunities created by the amazing economic growth of China. Ricco's mandate is to create investment opportunities for its clients and/or its own portfolio from a spectrum of industries including energy, mining, real estate, financial services, education and entertainment.  Ricco's strength lies in its ability to link private and state-owned Chinese enterprises with their peers around the world to create innovative acquisition or co-investment opportunities. Ricco's comprehensive understanding of international economies and its extensive business connections in China, Europe and North America place the Company in a strong position to source and execute business leads with a multi-culture tint.  Directors of Ricco Capital include Wu Siu Chung, Chairman; Eduard Will, Vice Chairman; and Victor Chen, CEO. All three have solid backgrounds in banking, finance and/or private equity investment. 

About POW! Entertainment

POW! Entertainment, Inc., a multi-media and entertainment company, was founded by noted comic book and entertainment figure Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW!'s principals have extensive backgrounds in the entertainment industry encompassing the creation, production and licensing of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW! is capitalizing on this combined expertise, specializing in creating and developing both the legacy and digital media components of the entertainment industry. This includes animation and live-action feature films, plus television, DVDs, multi-media, merchandising and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion. POW! partners with other individuals and entities of entertainment's top echelon, including studios and networks in the creation, licensing and distribution of new POW! character franchises.

About Fidelis Entertainment

Formed in 2010 to develop entertainment financing opportunities that focus on globally appealing entertainment products with strong base appeal to the Pan Asian marketplace and mainland China, the Fidelis mandate is to leverage the fastest growing entertainment audience in the world by providing brands with platforms to reach and engage those audiences. Fidelis Partners include: Eric Mika, CEO; former Publisher of the Hollywood Reporter and Vice President of Nielsen Entertainment Group; Gerry Byrne, Managing Partner, Black Ocean and Founder/Partner of Fidelis Global Enterprises; and, Shi Lan, President of Beijing Mirage Film Co., Ltd., Executive and Manager of Beijing Joystar Talent Management Co., Ltd, Actress/Producer.

Source: POW! Entertainment