New "Scarface" Novels to Come From DH Press

Official Press Release

November 15, 2005 - The early history of one of the most notorious and captivating characters in film – Tony Montana – is revealed in a series of new novels from Dark Horse's prose imprint, DH Press. Through a licensing deal with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, DH Press will release Scarface: The Beginning in March 2006 for the suggested retail price of $6.99.

Dive into the life of Tony Montana in all-new novels from DH Press. Go back to the years before Tony's arrival in America to see what events shaped him into the man he became and what dire choices set him on the course of madness that would lead to a ruthless conclusion in the streets of Miami.

Other Scarface product currently available include, limited-edition statues, posters, action figures, apparel, novelty items and more. The all-new video game, Scarface: The World Is Yours, will debut in 2006.

Scarface: The Beginning is written by L. A. Banks, the creator of the popular Vampire Huntress series.


About Scarface

Considered the ultimate gangster film, an unforgettable potrayal of money, power and extravagance, Scarface features Al Pacino's classic performance as ruthless Tony Montana. First released to theaters in 1983, this gripping crime epic transcends generations and continues to influence popular culture today. The cast also includes Michelle Pfeiffer, F. Murray Abraham, Robert Loggia, and Paul Shenar.

In honor of the film's 20th anniversary, a two-disc DVD collector's edition of Scarface was released in Fall, 2003. Backed by an extensive media campaign, the DVD quickly became the biggest live-action catalog title of all time.

Scarface is rated R. Please consult www.filmratings.com for further information.

About Dark Horse Comics:

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, and comics legend Will Eisner, their highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, and The Incredibles. Today Dark Horse Comics is the third largest comic-book publisher in the U.S. and is recognized as the world's leading publisher of licensed comics material.

About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group

Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties. Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.

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