Next month, theaters near you will be plagued by an invasion. Although, this time it won’t be hoards of zombies or flocks of vampires (sparkly or otherwise). No, cinemas will be invaded by classic characters from vintage video games such as ‘Donkey Kong,’ ‘Q*bert,’ ‘Tetris,’ and ‘Centipede’ star in next month’s arcade action comedy ‘Pixels.’ They don’t exactly come in peace either, so it will be up to Adam Sandler to stop them. And before the idea of seeing a new Adam Sandler movie turns you off of the movie, let’s focus on the video game icons appearing in the film.
Sony Pictures recently released a new behind the scenes featurette taking a closer look at the different arcade games coming to life in Chris Columbus’ upcoming film. Hear from the director himself along with the cast and crew as they briefly discuss how they worked with Pac Man, Frogger, and the rest of the pixilated part of the production in the video below, followed by the official synopsis of the film:
When aliens intercept video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth, using the games as models. Knowing that he must employ a similar strategy, President Will Cooper (Kevin James) recruits his childhood pal, former videogame champ and home-theater installer Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), to lead a team of old school arcade players (Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad) and a military specialist (Michelle Monaghan) to save the planet.
What do you think about the new ‘Pixels’ featurette? Which vintage video game stars are you most looking forward to seeing destroy the world? Are any of your old favorites missing? Let us know in the comments below.
‘Pixels’ starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan, Amber Benson, and Sean Bean presses play on July 24, 2015.