First Look: Adam Sandler & Peter Dinklage's Mullet Arrive in 'Pixels'
by Ethan Anderton
July 18, 2014
Following the release of a comedy reunion between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler earlier this summer in Blended, we're hoping the latter has something more enticing in store with his video game adventure Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone). To hype the 2015 release, the first photo has arrived online showing Sandler along with Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage suited up like astronauts from Armageddon making a slow-motion hero's stroll through fog. Michelle Monaghan is there too, but the real star is Dinklage's ridiculously gross mullet. Look below!
And for those interested, Columbia Pictures will be hosting an Electric Dreams Factory Arcade for all four days of Comic-Con in San Diego, in honor of the forthcoming film. Any interested games who are 13 or older and have a Comic-Con badge will be able to play some 80s-era classic arcade games at the Hard Rock Hotel with a chance at winning a walk-on role in Pixels and some other cool prizes. Here's where and when the arcade will be up and running at Comic-Con:
Location: Hard Rock Hotel (209 5th Avenue, San Diego)
Dates: 7/24 – 7/27
Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 9am to 9pm, Sunday 9am to 6pm
Preview Day: Wednesday July 23, 2014 5pm-9pm (competition not active on Wednesday)
Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) and written by Timothy Dowling (Role Models, This Means War) and Adam Sandler, based on the 2010 short film of the same name. When 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 (Kevin 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 (Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Columbia Pictures releases the film in the middle of summer May 15th, 2015.
Wasn't this an episode of Futurama?
Philip J Fry on Jul 18, 2014
yes...yes it was ... and Pac-Man was the general and he was shot in the head by space invaders, shortly after the widow Pac-man was conforted the the crew. Adam Sandlers name in Pixels also happens to be Phillip J. Fry
Allkatron on Jul 18, 2014
very similar concept in an episode of South Park as well. Kenny had to command the armies of heaven with his video game expertise.
Astroboy3000 on Jul 20, 2014
Dinklage looks a bit odd in the jumpsuit.
DAVIDPD on Jul 18, 2014
Three Amigos + galaxy quest + a episode of futrama = pixels.
Chico Bravado on Jul 18, 2014
"What the fuck am I doing in this movie...?" - Peter Dinklage
ali3000 on Jul 19, 2014
Thanks a lot Dink, forcing me to see an Adam Sandler movie. Dick move, man. Dick move.
Astroboy3000 on Jul 20, 2014
I'll wait until there's a trailer, but already sounds rather silly. Seems like stunt-casting of Dinklage to boost viewership. If the trailer doesn't hook me in some other way, I'll liklely pass on this one.
Movie Bear on Jul 21, 2014
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