(Image Source: Yahoo!

BY LUKE LEONARD

ANCHOR DAVID EARL

Are you a crime television series über-fan? CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television series creator Anthony Zuiker has announced a new project. In collaboration with Yahoo!, Zuiker is set to release a feature film online this fall.

The Celebrity Cafe says the film Cybergeddon is a...

“... 90-minute film [which] will center on the threat of cyber crime and will only be available on Yahoo in separate installments beginning this fall. Mike Chapman will pen the script.”

Zuiker told The Hollywood Reporter that releasing the film online is appealing to the current generation. He says...

“We're in the generation where behaviors have shifted as to how people consume content on devices and we must be part of trailblazing the future.”

So what is the big advantage of releasing online? Deadline wrote in their report that releasing the feature film online exposes it to many more viewers at the same time and Yahoo! currently holds the benchmark for online webseries success...

“Cybergeddon” will engage Yahoo!’s worldwide audience of 700 million unique visitors, through an immersive storytelling, social media and gaming experience. Yahoo! sets the bar for best-in-class original video programming with 21 out of the top 25 most-watched online series’...”

The release of a feature film online is a first for Yahoo! reports The Wrap. Yahoo also has an animated web series from Tom Hanks in the works. In an interview for The Wrap, Erin McPherson -- the head of Yahoo!’s video department, says...

“I prefer to call it an online blockbuster … There will be different ways for the audience to explore the content … Imagine watching ‘CSI’ and getting to go through a virtual evidence book.”

Keep an eye out for the release expected in the fall.
 

CSI Creator Teams with Yahoo! for Online Film Release

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Mar 22, 2012

CSI Creator Teams with Yahoo! for Online Film Release

(Image Source: Yahoo!

BY LUKE LEONARD

ANCHOR DAVID EARL

Are you a crime television series über-fan? CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television series creator Anthony Zuiker has announced a new project. In collaboration with Yahoo!, Zuiker is set to release a feature film online this fall.

The Celebrity Cafe says the film Cybergeddon is a...

“... 90-minute film [which] will center on the threat of cyber crime and will only be available on Yahoo in separate installments beginning this fall. Mike Chapman will pen the script.”

Zuiker told The Hollywood Reporter that releasing the film online is appealing to the current generation. He says...

“We're in the generation where behaviors have shifted as to how people consume content on devices and we must be part of trailblazing the future.”

So what is the big advantage of releasing online? Deadline wrote in their report that releasing the feature film online exposes it to many more viewers at the same time and Yahoo! currently holds the benchmark for online webseries success...

“Cybergeddon” will engage Yahoo!’s worldwide audience of 700 million unique visitors, through an immersive storytelling, social media and gaming experience. Yahoo! sets the bar for best-in-class original video programming with 21 out of the top 25 most-watched online series’...”

The release of a feature film online is a first for Yahoo! reports The Wrap. Yahoo also has an animated web series from Tom Hanks in the works. In an interview for The Wrap, Erin McPherson -- the head of Yahoo!’s video department, says...

“I prefer to call it an online blockbuster … There will be different ways for the audience to explore the content … Imagine watching ‘CSI’ and getting to go through a virtual evidence book.”

Keep an eye out for the release expected in the fall.
 

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