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Adam Sandler wants to make the short film Pixels into a long film

05.12.2010

For the past couple of months, innovative short films with quality FX but minuscule price tags have been the rage in Hollywood, opening doors for a few amateur filmmakers.

For example, you may recall one recent popular viral titled PIXELS, which features classic 8-bit videogame characters and objects attacking New York. A nifty concept and a perfectly acceptable way to kill a few minutes online, but is it enough of a premise to sustain a feature film?

Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison production company seem to think so, since they've teamed with the short's French creator Patrick Jean to develop it into a full-length movie. The plan is apparently to turn it into "a GHOSTBUSTERS-style action comedy in which characters come out of a video game to wreak havoc in the real world."

You can check out the original short below.

Extra Tidbit: Would this interest you if stretched out to 90 minutes? Or would you rather just play some retro games on your phone or DS?
Source: Heat Vision

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7:15AM on 05/13/2010

Awesome

This should be great, if done right
This should be great, if done right
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2:40AM on 05/13/2010

Gotta say..

i love the Rob Schneider cameos. And all those guys. Spade, Covert, Dante, Swardson, and especially Kevin Nealon, the few times he comes out. Its just continuity. Adam sandler movies have to have cameos from his buddys. Even if the movies arent exactly classics, its what i grew up with and i'd hate for it to change.
i love the Rob Schneider cameos. And all those guys. Spade, Covert, Dante, Swardson, and especially Kevin Nealon, the few times he comes out. Its just continuity. Adam sandler movies have to have cameos from his buddys. Even if the movies arent exactly classics, its what i grew up with and i'd hate for it to change.
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1:55AM on 05/13/2010
This could be an awesome idea.
This could be an awesome idea.
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1:29AM on 05/13/2010
Super Mario Bros the movie? Surely that's just the best way to do this...
Super Mario Bros the movie? Surely that's just the best way to do this...
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12:17AM on 05/13/2010

what the hell....why not....

sandlers paying for it, not me.
sandlers paying for it, not me.
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1:53AM on 05/13/2010
Yeah, don't bother taking any responsibilities in life either. What the hell. Why not.
Yeah, don't bother taking any responsibilities in life either. What the hell. Why not.
11:22PM on 05/12/2010

Interesting

Cool concept and i'm intrigued on how Sandler can turn this into a full length film. But I love him, so I'm game
Cool concept and i'm intrigued on how Sandler can turn this into a full length film. But I love him, so I'm game
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11:11PM on 05/12/2010
This could be one of those Sandler movies with real potential if the "comedy" doesn't weigh it down too much. What's important for anyone attempting something remotely "Ghostbusters"-esque, is that that movie first and foremost was exciting and had real stakes. Not that I dislike Sandler that much, but part of his shtik seems to be either playing a completeman-child, or being too much of a wise-ass to be taken seriously.
This could be one of those Sandler movies with real potential if the "comedy" doesn't weigh it down too much. What's important for anyone attempting something remotely "Ghostbusters"-esque, is that that movie first and foremost was exciting and had real stakes. Not that I dislike Sandler that much, but part of his shtik seems to be either playing a completeman-child, or being too much of a wise-ass to be taken seriously.
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10:22PM on 05/12/2010
As long as the French director who's responsible for this is in the director chair for the adaptation, than it's all good.

All we need now is a solid screenplay and NO FUCKING SCHNEIDER CAMEOS!

Also, GO HABS GO!!!
As long as the French director who's responsible for this is in the director chair for the adaptation, than it's all good.

All we need now is a solid screenplay and NO FUCKING SCHNEIDER CAMEOS!

Also, GO HABS GO!!!
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10:19PM on 05/12/2010
I think it kind of lends itself to feature treatment, but in Sandler's hands, we'll get Bedtime Stories 2: Electric Bugaloo....
I think it kind of lends itself to feature treatment, but in Sandler's hands, we'll get Bedtime Stories 2: Electric Bugaloo....
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10:08PM on 05/12/2010
Wouldn't mind seeing this happen. Sandler is still good in my book, no great. If this were to be made I would love to see the Grandma's Boy cast get together again and all star in this movie together. It'd be amazing.
Wouldn't mind seeing this happen. Sandler is still good in my book, no great. If this were to be made I would love to see the Grandma's Boy cast get together again and all star in this movie together. It'd be amazing.
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10:05PM on 05/12/2010
I'm iffy about this. On the one hand "Pixels" was excellent, on the other hand we have to endure a cameo by Rob "I'm lucky to know Adam" Schneider, and more craperrific comedy from Sandler.

I'll keep an open mind.
I'm iffy about this. On the one hand "Pixels" was excellent, on the other hand we have to endure a cameo by Rob "I'm lucky to know Adam" Schneider, and more craperrific comedy from Sandler.

I'll keep an open mind.
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10:01PM on 05/12/2010
I saw this short a few months ago and loved it. Not sure how it would be translated into a full-length film but I'd be willing to give it a watch.
I saw this short a few months ago and loved it. Not sure how it would be translated into a full-length film but I'd be willing to give it a watch.
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