April 23 2024

TrekToday

An archive of Star Trek News

Takei New Creative Director Of Fifth Journey

2 min read

Star Trek‘s George Takei has been appointed creative director of Hong Kong-based Fifth Journey.

Fifth Journey, founded in March 2015, “works with film studios to appoint developers and publishers for next-generation mobile games, virtual reality entertainment and Esports.” The company has “been involved in mobile games based on movie franchises.”

“They [Fifth Journey] offered me this opportunity to participate in this new medium, and as they say in Star Trek, I’m going boldly where no one has gone before,” said Takei. “This is a new medium for me, just like social media was. I was a pioneer in Facebook and once I got into it, I loved it and explored all the possibilities, for entertainment and informing my followers about social justice issues.”

Fifth Journey has released its first game, based on the stop-motion animation Kubo and the Two Strings. In Kubo and the Two Strings, “set in Japan… a boy called Kubo…must find his missing father’s magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit.”

Takei is the voice of Hosato, the father of a girl who is “curious about legends and ceremonies in pre-Meiji Japan.”

“It’s a magical story and at the time I could see it in my mind’s eye, but when I saw the images on the screen it was spectacular,” said Takei. “I love the movie so much that I want to show my passion for it through the game. My character Hosato is not fully developed in the film, so there is a lot of back story potential. I might slip in some social advocacy, like Hosato being an advocate for samurai values. That’s all I’m going to hint for now.”

About The Author

©1999 - 2024 TrekToday and Christian Höhne Sparborth. Star Trek and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. TrekToday and its subsidiary sites are in no way affiliated with CBS Studios Inc. | Newsphere by AF themes.