‘Space Invaders’ Video Game Takes Aim at Big-Screen Adaptation

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No, this isn’t from The Onion. Though NewsFeed toyed with the headline, “Pixels to Star in New Action Film.”

Producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Gigi Pritzker hope to take Space Invaders, a video game, to the silver screen and are currently looking for a writer. Once that’s done, they’ll start creating a more realistic, three-dimensional world for the story to inhabit.

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Space Invaders, one of the first arcade games to cause video games make the warp-speed jump to pop culture in the late 1970s and early 1980s, features wave upon wave of aliens descending to Earth while a solitary tank, hiding behind slowly crumbling blocks, tries to defeat the horde of invaders.

Want to get an idea for what this movie may look like? Well, Bonaventura previously produced the Transformers trilogy, Salt, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Pritzker had her hands in Green Street Hooligans, Mean Creek and Undead or Alive: a Zombedy. This isn’t their only current project, as Bonaventura is working on making a movie about the game Asteroids, and Pritzker is currently producing a film based on Orson Scott Card’s novel, Ender’s Game.

If all goes well, NewsFeed has its fingers crossed for a movie based on the wild and wacky adventures of Pac-Man.

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