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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.


It Came From Outer Space

Felicia Day and the Space Invaders Movie

This will be excellent. I want to play a green one. – Felicia Day gives you one more reason to get on Google+.

If Felicia Day was in the Space Invaders movie we would go see the hell out of it, regardless of the fact that the game has no actual plot to be adapted for film, and the rights have been acquired by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Gigi Pritzker, collectively the producers behind the Transformers movies, Frank Miller’s The Spirit, and The Wedding Planner. In fact, Hollywood, please let Felicia Day be the kick-ass heroine in a very meta sci-fi summer blockbuster about alien invasion movies and games. Thanks, The Mary Sue.

(via Kotaku.)

It Came From Outer Space

Atari’s Space Invaders to Become a Movie, Might Even Have an Actual Story

Space Invaders — which was first released in 1978 as an arcade game and then came to the Atari 2600 system in 1980 — is going to be made into a movie, says the Hollywood Reporter. Producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Gigi Pritzker (Odd Lot Entertainment) will be optioning the rights to the game and then finding a writer to come up with a story. Because Space Invaders really doesn’t have one. Like, at all. There’s no mythology, no protagonist (except for you, the shooter of said space invaders), just a little gun thing and aliens. Those aliens don’t even have a real alien name! So everyone has their work cut out for them.