PIXELS Movie To Feature Iconic Video Game Characters

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Action comedy film Pixels starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Drinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox will feature iconic game characters such as PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert and Space Invaders.

The film, directed by Chris Columbus, will be released on 15 May 2015 in the US and 14 May 2015 in Singapore. The film is produced by Adam Sandler, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe and Allen Covert.  Executive Producers are Barry Bernardi, Michael Barnathan, Jack Giarraputo, Heather Parry, Tim Herlihy, Steve Koren, Patrick Jean, Benjamin Darras, Johnny Alves, Matias Boucard, Seth Gordon, and Ben Waisbren. The film, a Columbia Pictures presentation in association with LStar Capital, is a Happy Madison / 1492 Films production in association with One More Production.

Pixels Plot

Pixels is about intergalactic alients misinterpreting video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, leading to an attack on Earth, using the games as models for the various assaults.

President Will Cooper (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 (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.  Monaghan plays the team’s unique weapons specialist.  The action-comedy is directed by Chris Columbus from a story by Tim Herlihy and a screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the original short film of the same name by Patrick Jean.

Companies with classic arcade games teaming with Sony Pictures

  • Atari Interactive: (Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede and Missile Command)
  • Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Frogger)
  • BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. (PAC-MAN, Galaga, and Dig Dug)
  • Nintendo (Donkey Kong)
  • Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (Q*bert)
  • Taito Corporation (Space Invaders)
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Joust, Defender, Robotron and Wizard of Wor)


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