Meet the Arcade Heroes in New Featurettes for Sony's 'Pixels' Movie
"The greatest hits of arcade game characters in one movie - it's pretty insane." Sony has debuted a set of featurettes for Pixels, the video game invasion movie still due out this summer. The first one introduces us to the "arcade heroes" that we follow - Adam Sandler as Sam Brenner, Peter Dinklage as Eddie Plant, Josh Gad as Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Michelle Monaghan as Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten. Kevin James also co-stars. The other featurette focuses on Ashley Benson as Lady Lisa, another video game character come to life. She plays a badass villain of sorts, fighting Ludlow with swords most of the time. From Sony: "Watch the cast of Pixels describe what it was like working with their favorite 80s arcade characters." Enjoy!
Check out these two featurettes for Chris Columbus' Pixels - one about the "Arcade Heroes" + "Lady Lisa":
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 will release the film in the middle of summer on July 24th.
Every time I see marketing for this movie it makes me sad to think about how excited I was for it. The potential for Sandler and company to make something that would impress and redeem was so massive. I guess in the end there is no one at fault but me for having any inclination of greatness.
DAVIDPD on Jun 24, 2015
Know the feeling...
Enola on Jun 25, 2015
I agree. I heard a giggle during the trailer playing at the movies so I threw my coke at the guys head.
ragethorn on Jun 25, 2015
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