Sony sets videogame movie Pixels for summer 2015

News Simon Brew 29 Apr 2014 - 06:34
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Adam Sandler, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage lead the cast of Chris Columbus' Pixels...

Going up against Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road on May 15th 2015 is to be a new Adam Sandler comedy. These days, that sounds more like a threat than anything to look forward to, courtesy of Sandler squandering his talents on some of the laziest, piss-poor big screen comedies we've seen in recent times. But at the very least, this new project looks a little more interesting.

It's called Pixels - based on a short film of the same name - and it's about aliens picking up feeds of classic arcade games and interpreting them as a declaration of war. Hence, they attack the planet, using strategies and approaches from said videogames. The residents of Earth thus need an 80s videogame champion to help them, and as we're a bit busy doing the website, they call on Sandler instead.

The cast for this one is rounded out by Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage, with Chris Columbus set to direct. Sandler, to our knowledge, has not been let near the script this time.

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