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Akiva Goldsman Producing Space Invaders' Video Game Adaptation

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July 18, 2014
Source: The Wrap

Space Invaders

It's been over three years since the last update on a film adaptation of the 80s video game Space Invaders surfaced, and at the time, 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 had picked up the rights. But it sounds like they couldn't get the project together as The Wrap reports Akiva Goldsman, director of A Winter's Tale and producer of Lone Survivor and Hancock, is now behind a new initiative to adapt the game at Warner Bros. Pictures now. And if you know the premise of the game, the story could be anything.

The original video game features a row of aliens shifting towards a hero trying to blast them away while hiding behind big blocks. The simplicity of the game opens up the film to be something much bigger like Battleship, but we all know how that turned out. This could be a standard alien invasion tale, but there will likely need to be something more if there's going to be real ties to the video game. The coolest idea would be to have 8-bit aliens attack a city, but that's probably going to happen in Pixels, so hopefully they have a different idea. We'll see if the project even gets off the ground this time.

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  • wylles
    So, they´ll create a story about aliens invading Earth and slap on "Space Invaders" as the title. Genius.
    • denverchris
      Yeah. Makes me wonder if they used the wrong name for Battleship.
  • Bl00dwerK
    This shit needs to stop...
  • Stephen Ritchie
    Am all up for crazy ideas, but this is seriously beyond unnecessary. What more do they want to cash in with this!? What the heck is WB thinking!?
  • denverchris
    I just... What the.... Who the fuck.... What next? Joust? Pac man? Ms Pac Man? Asteroid? Oh oh! I know. Wait for it! Pong!
    • wylles
      I think Tetris will come next, and then, Bejeweled, and after that, Virtua Tennis, and after that, Farmville, and then, of course, Angry Birds...
      • denverchris
        Dude could have at least chosen Galaga or Gyruss.
  • cobrazombie
    Fucking stupid if you ask me...
  • DAVIDPD
    Bad idea. I would be completely surprised if this becomes even mediocre.
  • OfficialJab
    I don't think it really has that much brand recognition these days, I hope they didn't pay too much for those rights.

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