'Space Invaders' Video Game Finally in Line for Big Screen Treatment
Back in March of 2010 we heard Warner Bros. was looking to snag the rights to the classic 1978 video game Space Invaders for a feature film adaptation. Since then we haven't really heard anything about the potential project, but now Heat Vision has word that producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura (behind such toy adaptations as the Transformers franchise and G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra) and Gigi Pritzker of Odd Lot Entertainment have finally landed the rights to develop the film. As of now, the project is still in its infancy with the search for a writer to come up with a story for a game that doesn't really have much to it.
Basically, the game features rows of aliens and their shops moving slowly towards a lone player hiding behind disintegrating blocks. Unlike most other video game adaptations getting off the ground, this game doesn't really have a backstory, rich characters or an in-depth mythology to contend with in order to appease a large sect of fans. The possibilities for a story are basically endless, but that doesn't mean it will be easy. Of course, it sounds like di Bonaventura is banking on a new trend with audiences clamoring to see their favorite classic video games brought to life in a feature film. He's also behind the movie version of the classic arcade game Asteroids. Could Centipede be next?