Cybergeddon, a digital event about the growing threat of cybercrime, identity theft and vulnerabilities in our highly connected lives will be released exclusively on Yahoo!.
Now in full production in Toronto, Cybergeddon will star Olivier Martinez as the elusive cybercriminal Gustove Dobreff, and Missy Peregrym as FBI agent Chloe Jocelyn. Manny Montana and Kick Gurry are also attached and will play FBI Agent Frank Parker and former cybercriminal turned good-guy Chase ‘Rabbit’ Rosen respectively.
Award-winning director Diego Velasco (The Zero Hour) has also signed on to bring the story to life.
The story follows agent Chloe Jocelyn as she investigates a slew of seemingly unrelated cyber-attacks with fellow agent Frank Parker and incarcerated master hacker Chase ‘Rabbit’ Rosen. Chloe and her team must crack the worldwide cybercrime ring led by Gustove Dobreff before it is too late.
In a world where everyone is connected, everyone is at risk. Norton by Symantec consulted directly with the projects’ creators to lend credibility and technical insights that helped inform the narrative and led to the creation of a cybersecurity character in the film.
Cybergeddon, the 2.0 version of crime fiction, will premiere globally on Yahoo! in September 2012 as a series of sequential instalments that will engage Yahoo!’s worldwide audience of more than 700-million visitors through an immersive storytelling, social media and gaming experience.
Written by Miles Chapman (The Tomb), Cybergeddon executive producers include Anthony E. Zuiker, Matthew Weinberg, (President, Dare to Pass) and Bill O’Dowd, (CEO, Dolphin Digital Studios). Progressive financing and distribution company Dolphin Digital Media backed the project in a deal brokered by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).