Empire Post Media (OTC: EMPM) Starts Screenplay Work and Pre-Production on World War II Treasure Hunter Story ‘In Search of Yamashita’s Gold
LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Empire Post Media, Inc. (OTCQB:EMPM.PK – News) announced that the company’s senior production executive Brian Trenchard Smith has commenced screenplay and pre-production work on a feature film version of “In Search of Yamashita’s Gold,” a true story about the exploits of modern day treasure hunters seeking to recover millions of ounces of gold buried by the Japanese as they retreated from the Philippines at the end of World War II.
Empire previously announced that, after a feasibility study, the company had entered into an agreement to option all rights to the underlying story, with the intention of developing the material across a number of platforms, including interactive e-book, feature film, documentary, television series and videogame.
Trenchard Smith, director of 42 feature films and over 40 television programs, plans to center the production in Australia, with locations in Fiji and the Philippines. He is currently writing the script and will direct the film.
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