We’ve been talking about Pixels ever since the short film blew the collective mind of the internet years ago. As much as we loved the short, we were equally confused when we heard it was being turned into a feature film starring Adam Sander, Peter Dinklage, and Josh Gad. Today, we are finding out a lot about the film through the official synopsis and we are also getting our first look at the movie’s logo.
I’ll give this one a chance at least until we see the trailer, but I think that a lot of the fun of bringing old school video games into a movie might have already been absorbed by Wreck-It Ralph.
Here’s the official release with the synopsis:
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede®, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus. The film will be released on May 15, 2015.
In Pixels, when intergalactic 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 (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.