Pixels, a full fledged film adapted from Patrick Jean’s short film of the same name, is about a group of folks who are asked to fight an invasion of videogame characters when they mistake arcade machines as an act of war. Directed by Chris Columbus and starring Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage, the film will also feature cameos from famous arcade games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Q*Bert.
So from the sounds of things, Pixels might be a mix of Wreck-It Ralph, Regular Show, and that one episode of Futurama with some Sandler tone mixed in. It might be good? I would say Josh Gad or Dinklage in the film might be a sign of quality, but they’ve been in plenty stinkers too. It’s a toss up. We’ll just have to wait for more until the Pixels releases May 15, 2015. After the cut, you’ll find the full list of videogame cameos within the film’s synopsis.[via Collider]
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede®, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus. The film will be released on May 15, 2015.
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. Monaghan plays the team’s unique weapons specialist. The action-comedy is directed by Chris Columbus from a story by Tim Herlihy and a screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the original short film of the same name by Patrick Jean.