July 2, 2001
Sega® of America today announced that it has
optioned the rights of its arcade and console hit "Crazy Taxi(tm)" to
Goodman/Rosen Productions. Renowned producer-director Richard Donner will direct
and produce the action film, which is currently being developed for a future
summer release. Further details on the "Crazy Taxi" movie have not yet
"I loved playing ‘Crazy Taxi,’ and I
realized immediately that it had the potential to be a big summer event
movie," said Producer/Director Richard Donner. "Sega’s game franchise
has the perfect mix of action, humor, and great characters to translate to the
"’Crazy Taxi’ is one of Sega’s top-selling
franchises," said Jane Thompson, director of licensing, Sega of America.
"The ‘Crazy’ Taxi movie will help us turn our hit game into a major
entertainment franchise. Also, now that Sega video games are available on all
video game consoles, an even greater audience will come to enjoy the ‘Crazy
Taxi’ game before the release of the motion picture."
"’Crazy Taxi’ is currently available on the
Sega Dreamcast(tm) and the PlayStation®2 and will be coming to the "Xbox(tm)"
and all video game platforms next year. "Crazy Taxi" is a million-unit
seller and a top franchise of Sega Corporation."