Over the past couple of decades there's been a lot of films based on video games, some of them good (RESIDENT EVIL, SILENT HILL), some of them horrible (SUPER MARIO BROTHERS, HOUSE OF THE DEAD). Now Warner Bros. has another videogame adaptation in the works, tapping Akiva Goldsman to develop and produce a new film based on the classic Taito arcade game SPACE INVADERS.
Goldsman, who is known for I AM LEGEND and HANCOCK, and who just directed WINTER'S TALE, will produce with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell.
SPACE INVADERS doesn't feature a rich mythology in terms of narrative, as the video game simply featured several rows of aliens (or their ships) firing lasers at the hero, who must take cover behind blocks that slowly disintegrate. It's basically an alien invasion story, which will allow the writers/filmmakers to mold the film story into whatever they want it to be. Hopefully it'll be something worth watching, but if history is any indication adapting a video game to a decent film isn't an easy task.
More on SPACE INVADERS as we hear it.