The Movies extras revealed

Amateur directors who enjoyed creating their own blockbuster hits in Activision's Tinseltown sim, The Movies, will soon be able to add even more creative flourishes to their lovingly created cinematic works of art thanks to the arrival of the first expansion pack for the game, The Movies: Stunts & Effects.

Due for release in spring, the new content will herald the arrival of stuntmen to the lot, a mad dog bunch who will bring with them a varied repertoire of dangerous tricks and turns to add a little 'Fall Guy' magic to productions. Of course, training and management of the life-and-limb risking employees will also be down to the player.

Above: The introduction of stuntmen to the cast should certainly ramp up the excitement

In addition to exploiting the suicidal tendencies of stuntmen, the expansion pack will also give players new techniques, technologies and "astounding visual effects" to tinker with, as well as new sets, backdrops, costumes and props. Upgrades to the advanced movie mode are also promised.

The Movies, which was created by Lionhead Studios, successfully stoked the creative fires in many wannabe movie makers when it was released at the end of last year and the game's website currently hosts over 60,000 movies created by its players and is well worth a visit. Of course, don't forget to hit the images tab at the top of this page first to check out the premiere images from the expansion pack.

Matt Cundy
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