First official Movies movie now playing

First footage of the Hollywood-mogul sim shows off the result of its in-game moviemaking tools.


For a larger version, click on a button above Today, Activision and Lionhead Studios gave gamers their first sneak preview of The Movies in action. Nearly five minutes long, the first gameplay movie features creator Peter Molyneux narrating a short film he made using the Hollywood simulation's filmmaking tools.

Titled "It Came From Uranus," the short showcases the finished product of the in-game moviemaking process. In this case, the end result is a schlocky horror B movie involving a young couple and a nasty alien.

The Movies is due for the PC this fall, with an Xbox release also planned for sometime in 2004. GameSpot shone a spotlight on the game in our latest preview.

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