Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Adam Sandler movie Pixels.
The movie is based on a hit 2010 short of the same name. It stars Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage and Brian Cox and is directed by Harry Potter and Home Alone’s Chris Columbus.
A number of retro game characters will star – seemingly as the villains – including Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. And it’s the latter that delivers the stand out moment from an otherwise forgettable trailer.
The premise is thus – humanity has sent out a probe into space to make peaceful contact with alien civilisations. Included in its cultural offers are samples of early video games. Upon receipt, however, aliens perceive its contents to be a threat, and fashion weapons based on the included characters to invade Earth.
Therefore, in an attempt to pacify grumpy Pac-Man the characters draft in original Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani, played by Denis Akiyama, to talk the globulous muncher down.
Pixels is due out in July. Here’s the trailer: