Sony Pictures is developing a brand new movie called Pixels, that brings together a whole host of iconic video game characters for the first time ever. These include; PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders. The film is an action comedy starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus.
There will also be appearances of games such as Asteroids, Breakout, Missile Command, Galaga, Dig Dug, Joust, Defender, Robotron and Wizard of Wor.
In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
The film’s director, Chris Columbus, said:
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. 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.
The film will be released on May 15, 2015.