Brash aping Space Chimps

Silver-screen-oriented publisher to bring 360, PS2, Wii, DS tie-in to Vanguard Animation's cartoon comedy on July 18.

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Yesterday, Hollywood-focused publisher Brash Entertainment gave horror fans a glimpse into the future with word that a game based on the next installment in Lionsgate's Saw film franchise would spook store shelves in October 2009. On the heels of that announcement, Brash is tossing one out for the kids with the news today that a game tie-in to Vanguard Animation's Space Chimps will arrive alongside its theatrical debut on July 18.

Monkeys in space suits--what could go wrong?
Monkeys in space suits--what could go wrong?

Details on the game are still swinging through the trees, but Brash says it will feature a storyline independent of the film. In the game, primary primate Ham, along with cohort chimp Luna, will scavenge for Earth's Infinity Space Probe, which has been lost on an alien planet.

Distributed by 20th Century Fox, Space Chimps the film will feature the voice work of Andy Samberg, Cheryl Hines, Patrick Warburton, Kristin Chenoweth, and Stanley Tucci. Signed on to produce the film are John H. Williams (Shrek, Shrek 2) and Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black, The Addams Family).

Space Chimps is currently slated to work its monkey mojo on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Wii, and Nintendo DS.

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