Space Invaders Heading To The Silver Screen...Somehow
Maybe Hollywood might want to try producing some films with original titles and concepts.
We're not entirely sure how one would approach such a project, but we'll soon find out: according to The Hollywood Reporter, the arcade classic Space Invaders is being made into a movie. Producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Odd Lot Entertainment's Gigi Pritzker will deliver the project; they just need a writer. ...who's up for it? Couldn't possibly be too hard.
First released in 1978, the smash hit helped bring video games from the relative obscure gloom of the arcade to the limelight of mainstream entertainment. It didn't manage to turn the industry into a mainstream venue but after several years had passed, just about everyone knew the title, whether they had played it or not. As the game didn't have a story, it'll be interesting to see how this movie goes... For the record, di Bonaventura is big on this retro stuff; he is a producer on the "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" movies, and he's even developing "Asteroids." Yep, probably need a script for that, too.
7/10/2011 8:50:55 PM Ben Dutka