Akiva Goldsman Producing Space Invaders' Video Game Adaptation

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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So, they┬┤ll create a story about aliens invading Earth and slap on "Space Invaders" as the title. Genius.

wylles on Jul 18, 2014


Yeah. Makes me wonder if they used the wrong name for Battleship.

denverchris on Jul 19, 2014


This shit needs to stop...

Bl00dwerK on Jul 19, 2014


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!?

Stephen Ritchie on Jul 19, 2014


I just... What the.... Who the fuck.... What next? Joust? Pac man? Ms Pac Man? Asteroid? Oh oh! I know. Wait for it! Pong!

denverchris on Jul 19, 2014


I think Tetris will come next, and then, Bejeweled, and after that, Virtua Tennis, and after that, Farmville, and then, of course, Angry Birds...

wylles on Sep 18, 2014


Dude could have at least chosen Galaga or Gyruss.

denverchris on Sep 19, 2014


Fucking stupid if you ask me...

cobrazombie on Jul 20, 2014


Bad idea. I would be completely surprised if this becomes even mediocre.

DAVIDPD on Jul 20, 2014


I don't think it really has that much brand recognition these days, I hope they didn't pay too much for those rights.

OfficialJab on Jul 21, 2014

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