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Kidulthood Director Menhaj Huda and Pulse Films Options Feature of Sony Computer Entertainment Game‘Gangs of London’

Menhaj Huda, acclaimed director of‘Kidulthood’ has acquired, through Pulse Films and their newly formed joint venture Foton Films, the option to develop a feature length film of the hugely successful Sony PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) game‘Gangs of London’..

‘Gangs of London’, one of the few games to be created and set in the UK, was one of the best selling PSP titles of 2006 and gave players the chance to immerse themselves in a darker side of London– where the city’s underworld, ruled by gangs, waged in a violent battle for total control.?? The game contains graphic novel elements with a variety of outrageous characters in a heavily stylized version of London.

The feature film will develop these characters into a convoluted cat and mouse plot between the gangs culminating in an out and out action adventure.

'Gangs of London was an iconic game which both Thomas and I were huge fans of - bringing it to the big screen is going to be a massively exciting task' said Huda.

Thomas Benski, MD at Pulse and Executive Producer, adds:“We are very excited about securing such a great piece of IP in Gangs of London for development into a feature film. The popularity of the game means that there is already a strong fan base, and the content lends itself to a fantastic story on screen. The project continues Pulse’s move in the feature film world and Huda is the ideal directing partner for this venture.”

Huda, who is attending this year’s sales market with his latest feature‘Everywhere And Nowhere’, is set to direct, with Pulse Film’s Thomas Benski producing.

Further details will be announced later in the year.


Notes to Editors:

About Pulse:

Integrated content production company Pulse was set up by Thomas Benski (named a Broadcast Hotshot in 2010) and Marisa Clifford to produce content for broadcasters and brands across different sectors and platforms, including television, music, advertising, film and digital media. The company has grown from two people to a company of 30 staff with international ambitions– in just five years.

Some of Pulse’s recent projects include:

????????? Hit performance documentary Pineapple Dance Studios - described as“the cleverest thing on TV by a front pike somersault and forward jazz-roll” by The Guardian - and follow-up series Louie Spence’s Showbusiness (both Sky 1).

????????? Documentary/comedy hybrid series A Different Breed (Sky 1) which tackles the wonderful world of man’s best friend.

????????? No Distance Left to Run– Grammy Award-nominated feature film telling the story of Blur, from their early days as giants of Britpop culture to their 2009 summer reunion Hyde Park shows.

????????? Blackberry: Live and Lost– a fully interactive music tour for Blackberry and T4 which brought Universal artists The Wanted, Professor Green and Example face-to-face with their fans.

????????? Cross-platform ad-funded series like The Red Bull Music Academy and The JD Set.

????????? Yorkshire Tea– advertising campaign following Little Urn– a Yorkshire Tea branded ice cream van– embarking on a six week road trip across America, travelling from Los Angeles to New York to deliver the best cuppa to British expats.

????????? Music videos for artists such as Jamie Cullum, Franz Ferdinand and The xx.

Pulse’s Press Contact:?????????????????????? Franklin Rae Communications

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??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Richard Ware

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Cat Harris

FlashForward Publicity



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Robyn Vanoli-Salmon

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