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Jez Butterworth

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The Asteroids Movie Will Be “More of a Space Opera,” Not the Disaster Movie Expected

The  Asteroids Movie that has been in the works for several years now, jumping from writer to writer, but firmly under the production of Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, appears to have a basic description now. Hollywood was able to inject something beyond exploding asteroids into the Atari game that revolves around the simple objective of shooting asteroids, even when di Bonaventura himself admitted that plot-wise, “there’s nothing to the game.”  What’s more, the film may not be the massive piece of destruction that was expected.

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Award-Winning Protégé of Harold Pinter Hired to Write an Asteroids Movie. No, Really.

Today in movies we can’t believe are actually being made: Asteroids. As in, an adaptation of the classic Atari game that had no real story or anything, just a white triangle shooting white dots at white blobs against a black background. The movie’s been around for a while, but I must have blocked it out. Can you blame me? Anyway, Universal has just hired someone new to work on the script: The improbably named Jez Butterworth.

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