Microgaming has signed a licensing agreement with The Really Useful Group to make an online ’slot’ game based on the 2004 film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.
The successful film adaptation of the 1986 musical of the same name was directed by Joel Schumacher and starred Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum and Minnie Driver.
Featuring the iconic numbers ’The Phantom of the Opera’, ’The Music of the Night’ and ’All I Ask of You’, the movie grossed over $154 million worldwide.
The online slot game developed by Circular Road, Douglasm based Microgaming and due out later in the year will feature the main characters, musical numbers and original footage from the film.
David Reynolds, games publisher at Microgaming, said: ’The Phantom of the Opera has had unequivocal success, played to over 140 million people worldwide!
’It’s exciting to be working with a musical, a new genre of branded content for Microgaming, extending and broadening our portfolio of games.
’Due out in Quarter three, this game will be a true celebration of the world’s biggest opera, balancing a healthy mix of base game features with a feature-packed free spins round.’
The Phantom of the Opera musical was inspired by a French novel.