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8-Bit video game characters attack NYC summer 2013

Nov. 23, 2011by: Alex Riviello

 

Sony Pictures has just set a release date of May 17th, 2013 for PIXELS, a feature length film by Patrick Jean based on his own short film.

PIXELS hit the web in April 2010 and amassed a huge amount of views from people enamored with its vision of New York City being attacked by 80s video game characters, everything from Space Invaders to Donkey Kong. It drew in over a million views in 24 hours, and Adam Sandler's production company Happy Madison soon approached Jean to develop it into a feature.

They've got the idea of turning it into a comedy (yes, another Happy Gilmore comedy...) that sees the video game characters going berzerk in New York City. Be interesting to see if they can get all the licenses they need for this. 

May 17th was supposed to be the date that Roland Emmerich's SINGULARITY was released but it's going through a rewrite and will be hitting later in 2013. For now, check out the short that started it all.

Source: Sony Pictures

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7:26PM on 11/26/2011
the short video he made was cool, but don't really think it would work for a full length.
the short video he made was cool, but don't really think it would work for a full length.
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2:25PM on 11/26/2011
I don't get it. Maybe I'm just out of touch.
I don't get it. Maybe I'm just out of touch.
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5:53PM on 11/25/2011

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I'm still waiting for Pong: The Movie, two paddles, one ball, someone's gotta' die. They could get Statham and Gerard Butler, two of the leading actors in movies no one gives a shit about.
I'm still waiting for Pong: The Movie, two paddles, one ball, someone's gotta' die. They could get Statham and Gerard Butler, two of the leading actors in movies no one gives a shit about.
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1:41PM on 11/25/2011
If they can milk the concept more this could be great. Unfortunately, I am immediately distrustful of anything Adam Sandler produces. If any other company were looking into this, I would feel more assured. In the right hands this could be Ghostbusters meets Scott Pilgrim and Independence Day. Or it could be much worse.
If they can milk the concept more this could be great. Unfortunately, I am immediately distrustful of anything Adam Sandler produces. If any other company were looking into this, I would feel more assured. In the right hands this could be Ghostbusters meets Scott Pilgrim and Independence Day. Or it could be much worse.
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9:24PM on 11/23/2011
A wonderfully imaginative video that I fear will be ruined by Happy Madison. I apologise for the pessimism at the freaking announcement stage, but Happy Madison have been turning out some turgid shit for quite a while now, so the hope of anything more than Donkey Kong farting and a broad Italian stereotype Mario voiced by Rob Schneider are minimal. "From the producers of Paul Blart: Mall Cop, the House Bunny, Jack and Jill, the Zookeeper and Just Go With It". Jesus.
A wonderfully imaginative video that I fear will be ruined by Happy Madison. I apologise for the pessimism at the freaking announcement stage, but Happy Madison have been turning out some turgid shit for quite a while now, so the hope of anything more than Donkey Kong farting and a broad Italian stereotype Mario voiced by Rob Schneider are minimal. "From the producers of Paul Blart: Mall Cop, the House Bunny, Jack and Jill, the Zookeeper and Just Go With It". Jesus.
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8:24PM on 11/23/2011
Happy Madison*
Happy Madison*
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7:31PM on 11/23/2011
That is a super cool video made form a promising concept but in order to work as a feature film, it will need a compelling protagonist with a goal to accomplish. We'll see how good of a writer this guy turns out to be.
That is a super cool video made form a promising concept but in order to work as a feature film, it will need a compelling protagonist with a goal to accomplish. We'll see how good of a writer this guy turns out to be.
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6:57PM on 11/23/2011
That was mindblowing...and I'm high as shit!
That was mindblowing...and I'm high as shit!
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2:19PM on 11/24/2011
i love getting high and watching movies, always fun
i love getting high and watching movies, always fun
6:54PM on 11/23/2011

FYI

adam sandler's production company is called Happy Madison. inspired by his films, Happy gilmore and Billy Madison. we'll let it slide this time, Alex. ;)
adam sandler's production company is called Happy Madison. inspired by his films, Happy gilmore and Billy Madison. we'll let it slide this time, Alex. ;)
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3:06AM on 11/24/2011
Hah! Appreciated.
Hah! Appreciated.
6:30PM on 11/23/2011

LOL.

that was different but how can they make this into a feature? It will be prob have to be 80 mins no longer. I wish they would make it into a horror movie.
that was different but how can they make this into a feature? It will be prob have to be 80 mins no longer. I wish they would make it into a horror movie.
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