Remember when it was announced that they were making a full movie based off of that short film about arcade sprites across the New York skyline? Remember when it was also announced that Adam Sandler was starring in the project? Well, its time to make some new memories with the first trailer for the film, titled Pixels.
The spectacle of the trailer is actually as cool as you think it would be. There’s something about the sight of watching a giant pixelated Pac-Man gobbling up the five-o-clock traffic that just feels… right. The tone of the movie so far seems to be skewing towards the recently popular comedy-action genre with half of the illustrious Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 alumni, Adam Sandler and Kevin James playing some main leads.
Admittedly, the trailer doesn’t look all too bad and actually managed to illicit a few chuckles from me with its setup reminiscent of something like Ghostbusters. Time will tell if the movie actually lives up to its enticing premise of arcade stars arriving on Earth as interstellar invaders, but either way, Pixels is set to be an uniquely memorable affair. Plus, there’s a nod to Pac-Man creator, Toru Iwatani near the end of the trailer, so that’s pretty cool to see in a major blockbuster movie.
Pixels will be landing in theaters this summer on July 24th.