Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler and Brian Cox are amongst the names signed up to star in a film inspired by internet hit Pixels.
The short, which you can see below, was a big hit in 2010 and has served as inspiration for an upcoming 2015 movie that is described as an “action comedy” romp.
The new film, headed by Home Alone, Harry Potter and Percy Jackson director Chris Colombus, sees aliens mistake arcade video game footage as a declaration of war against them.
Sony Pictures has struck licensing deals with IPs such as Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Galaga, Asteroids, Q*Bert, Missile Command, Defender, Breakout, Robotron and Centipede.
“There would be no way to make the movie without these legendary characters – they are as important to the film as the roles that Adam, Kevin, Michelle, Peter, Josh, and Brian are playing,” Columbus stated.
“It was a real thrill to see everything come together exactly as we envisioned it, and we’re grateful to have all of these fantastic companies on board.”
Here’s the original Pixels:
New York invasion by 8-bits creatures !
PIXELS is Patrick Jean' latest short film, shot on location in New York.
Written, directed by : Patrick Jean
Director of Photograhy : Matias Boucard
SFX by Patrick Jean and guests
Produced by One More Production