News Video Game Characters for Pixels Film Revealed
posted on 2014-07-24 19:00 EDT
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced on Tuesday that its upcoming action comedy film Pixels will feature the video game characters Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders. Several video game companies and license-holders, including Atari, Konami, Bandai Namco Games, Nintendo, Columbia Pictures Industries, Taito, and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, are collaborating with Sony Pictures on the film.
Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire) is directing the feature about a former retro game champion who is summoned by the President of the United States to fend off an alien attack on Earth. Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox will star in the film, which is slated for summer 2015. The film is based on a short film Patrick Jean:
[Via Dark Horizons]
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.