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And for no good reason, a Space Invaders movie is in the works

07.08.2011

Who says there's no good ideas left in Hollywood? Probably anyone who reads this news.

A movie based on the classic videogame SPACE INVADERS is in the works with producer Lorenzo di Boniventura, who already found success adapting popular nostalgia properties TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE.

But at least those had brand name value and extensive toy lines and animated shows with some history to draw from, while SPACE INVADERS is an addictive game where players shoot lines at slowly advancing rows of vaguely alien shapes before they reach your precious huts. And that's it.

And so the search is now on for a writer to come up with some way to build an entire mythology around the seminal but simplistic quarter-munching game... which di Boniventura is already also trying to do with a movie version of ASTEROIDS, the game in which players zip around in the letter A while using destructive dots to break down drifting polygons.

Makes sense, right? Now that's top notch movie material!
Extra Tidbit: You can experience the original excitement of playing SPACE INVADERS (or a reasonable facsimile) right HERE.
Source: Heat Vision

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12:40AM on 07/08/2011
Well it's a better "idea" for a movie than the planned Monopoly or Battle Ship movies.

But I think The Last Starfighter did a pretty good job of being a Space Invaders movie.
Well it's a better "idea" for a movie than the planned Monopoly or Battle Ship movies.

But I think The Last Starfighter did a pretty good job of being a Space Invaders movie.
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7:36AM on 07/08/2011
Futurama already did it and it was actually entertaining. I will watch that episode 4 times in a row and save myself some cash.
Futurama already did it and it was actually entertaining. I will watch that episode 4 times in a row and save myself some cash.
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6:41AM on 07/08/2011
Drop Down! Increase speed and reverse direction!
Drop Down! Increase speed and reverse direction!
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3:27AM on 07/08/2011
Is anyone even surprised? Still demoralising, though. I bet the people with unproduced scripts on the Black List contemplate suicide when they read articles like this.
Is anyone even surprised? Still demoralising, though. I bet the people with unproduced scripts on the Black List contemplate suicide when they read articles like this.
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4:21PM on 07/08/2011
Unless the alien ships descend in a slow and predictable way like the Space Invaders from the classic game, why not just call this movie Skyline 2 or Battle:LA2
Unless the alien ships descend in a slow and predictable way like the Space Invaders from the classic game, why not just call this movie Skyline 2 or Battle:LA2
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11:41AM on 07/08/2011
There's no way it tops this movie which has a similar title:

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There's no way it tops this movie which has a similar title:

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7:39AM on 07/08/2011
Eh This could be worse. A lot more has been made from a lot less.
Eh This could be worse. A lot more has been made from a lot less.
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8:38AM on 07/09/2011
How about Space Invaders vs. Asteroids?
How about Space Invaders vs. Asteroids?
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10:55AM on 07/09/2011
love it...
love it...
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1:46AM on 07/08/2011
Even though the name is called Space Invaders, the script has to be original. So instead of just some crappy alien invasion movie (e.g. Battle:Los Angeles) they are gonna have a few more people buy tickets that are fans of the game.

Even though the name is called Space Invaders, the script has to be original. So instead of just some crappy alien invasion movie (e.g. Battle:Los Angeles) they are gonna have a few more people buy tickets that are fans of the game.

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