In the season of “let’s adapt everything for the big screen,” the rights to Taito’s 1980’s classic Space Invaders have been acquired by Warner Bros., which can only mean one thing…movie time.The infamous tale of aliens causing destruction to our land will be produced by Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell through Weed Road and Safehouse Pictures.Hollywood has also set its sights on turning Asteroids and Missile Command into feature films. … [Read more...] about Space Invaders is Set to Storm into Theaters
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There’s been a real rush of video game movie news lately, but this one kind of takes the cake.Warner Bros. has acquired the movie rights to Space Invaders.The news comes via The Wrap, which reports this is not just one of those classic Hollywood rights deals that never go anywhere; the studio has already signed on producers Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell of Weed Road and Safehouse Pictures.Goldsman’s credits include I Am Legend, A Beautiful Mind and I, Robot. Harold is best known for Awake and Edge of Tomorrow, and is a frequent collaborator of Tunnell’s; they worked together on Awake and the upcoming King Arthur.Weed Road and Safehouse Pictures vice president Matt Schwartz helped figure out who owned the rights to Taito’s classic 1980’s arcade game, apparently. Given the age of the property it’s likely this was a headache and a half.It’s quite a collection of names to be backing a project based on such a difficult property; yes, … [Read more...] about So now they’re making a Space Invaders movie
On a recent visit to Sammy Europe's booth at ECTS, we were shown a version of Space Invaders: Invasion Day, which is scheduled for release in Europe next week. Despite its radically different appearance, the game remains true to its roots and adds a number of interesting new features to the equation. Our demonstration of Invasion Day kicked off with a look at the game's lengthy intro sequence, which, like those in the Tekken games, introduced us to each of the three playable characters by showing the ways in which their lives were affected when the invasion commenced and the aliens caused chaos and destruction in the city. Parts of the intro movie were reminiscent of Independence Day, while the aliens themselves bore more than a passing resemblance to those in Starship Troopers. Despite having the appearance of a standard third-person action game, the gameplay in Invasion Day is actually a lot like that in the original Space Invaders arcade game. The chosen character strafes from … [Read more...] about Space Invaders: Invasion Day Impressions
Arcades may be a thing of the past in the West, but they're apparently just gaining momentum in Hollywood. Following up on news that Missile Command and Asteroids would be heading to the big screen, The Hollywood Reporter has indicated that the Taito classic Space Invaders has taken the first step toward a feature film adaptation. According to the report, producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Gigi Pritzker have optioned the rights to make a Space Invaders feature film. While this will be Pritzker's first game-to-film project (her previous credits include last year's Rabbit Hole and 2008's The Spirit), di Bonaventura has reached into the game industry for source material before. He was attached to produce a movie based on the arcade classic Asteroids in 2009 and had a hand in 2005's adaptation of Doom, which made it to theaters but was met with critical approbation. More recently, di Bonaventura has produced the Transformers and G.I. Joe big-screen adaptations. The project is still … [Read more...] about Space Invaders targeting big screen – Report
Taito's arcade classic shoot 'em up Space Invaders and its unique tale of invading aliens laying waste to the Earth in predictable waves are being mined for a feature film, The Wrap reports.Rights to the 1978 arcade game have reportedly been acquired by studio Warner Bros., and screenwriter-producer Akiva Goldsman is attached to produce the Space Invaders movie. Goldsman's credits include films like Lone Survivor, I Am Legend and the Paranormal Activity series, as well as TV show Fringe. He most recently wrote and directed Winter's Tale for Warner Bros.Space Invaders served as inspiration for the upcoming movie Pixels, which stars Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage and was based on a Patrick Jean-directed short film of the same name (pictured above). It too will feature an alien invasion inspired by — and, in the film, caused by — classic arcade games.Hollywood has designs on turning other classic arcade games, like Asteroids and Missile Command, into feature … [Read more...] about A Space Invaders movie is in the works at Warner Bros.