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Peter Dinklage to join Adam Sandler in Chris Columbus' Pixels

03.28.2014

Last month, Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Josh Gad were in talks in Chris Columbus' PIXELS. All three actors will appear in the upcoming film, and The Wrap has learned Peter Dinklage is in final negotiations to join them.

Sony's planned movie is an adaptation of Patrick Jean's short film (video below), and the first draft of the script for PIXELS was written by Tim Herlihy, which was then rewritten by Tim Dowling. Adam Sandler is currently working out some kinks in the script with Herlihy, and filming is scheduled to start this summer.

Synopsis:

"When aliens attack by staging versions of ’80s video games on an epic scale, four champion arcade gamers are called back into action to save the world."

PIXELS is the most interesting project Adam Sandler has been attached to in years, however that doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be a great film. Having the guys that wrote GROWN UPS 2, THIS MEANS WAR and JUST GO WITH IT working on the script for PIXELS isn't a great sign, but it could still at least be a fun movie, or at least better than most of Adam Sandler's recent films.

Source: The Wrap

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10:21PM on 03/29/2014
The short is pretty cool, and has potential to be a cool full length movie if they don't screw it up. Hopefully this will be done right.
The short is pretty cool, and has potential to be a cool full length movie if they don't screw it up. Hopefully this will be done right.
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11:04PM on 03/29/2014
Sandler screwed up a movie written by two guys whose last film they wrote won them a screenplay Oscar. And he did so by 'working out kinks' to the screenplay.
Sandler screwed up a movie written by two guys whose last film they wrote won them a screenplay Oscar. And he did so by 'working out kinks' to the screenplay.
1:28AM on 03/30/2014
Really? What was the movie, and how did Adam screw it up? How much influence did he have in the script? Just curious.
Really? What was the movie, and how did Adam screw it up? How much influence did he have in the script? Just curious.
12:25PM on 03/30/2014
The movie was Chuck and Larry.
The movie was Chuck and Larry.
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3:06PM on 03/29/2014
I suspect "working out kinks" means he feels it needs more dick and fart jokes.
I suspect "working out kinks" means he feels it needs more dick and fart jokes.
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2:38PM on 03/29/2014
There needs to be an intervention for whoever keeps okaying Adam Sandler led movies.
There needs to be an intervention for whoever keeps okaying Adam Sandler led movies.
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3:03PM on 03/29/2014
Amen!
Amen!
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1:57PM on 03/29/2014
Plenty of good movies were written by writers who had terrible previous movies attached to their names. I think we should judge it when it comes out rather than before it even starts filming. Sandler doesn't need to disappear, he just needs to reboot his career by going the route of good dramadies, that's where he's at his best. However, this movie sounds like it would be interesting so i'm giving it a positive rating for now, if only for the fact Dinklage is attached to the movie. I first
Plenty of good movies were written by writers who had terrible previous movies attached to their names. I think we should judge it when it comes out rather than before it even starts filming. Sandler doesn't need to disappear, he just needs to reboot his career by going the route of good dramadies, that's where he's at his best. However, this movie sounds like it would be interesting so i'm giving it a positive rating for now, if only for the fact Dinklage is attached to the movie. I first discovered him while my wife was watching Nip/Tuck and have been a huge fan of his since.
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3:35AM on 03/29/2014
At least it will star Peter Dinklage which I'm sure would make the movie better. Fingers crossed.
At least it will star Peter Dinklage which I'm sure would make the movie better. Fingers crossed.
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11:31PM on 03/28/2014

Will Sandler stop 'working out kinks' on his scripts?

Unbelievable.

When he 'works out kinks' on the scripts he uses, it always turns out bad. He has the nerve to rewrite a script from Oscar winning screenwriters for Chuck and Larry, he ruined what David Wain and Ken Marino did with That's My Boy, and now when the studio hires a different writer to rework a script written by one of his friends because they want it to be different, he has to insist on bringing it back down to his level.
Unbelievable.

When he 'works out kinks' on the scripts he uses, it always turns out bad. He has the nerve to rewrite a script from Oscar winning screenwriters for Chuck and Larry, he ruined what David Wain and Ken Marino did with That's My Boy, and now when the studio hires a different writer to rework a script written by one of his friends because they want it to be different, he has to insist on bringing it back down to his level.
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11:08PM on 03/28/2014
Adam Sandler just needs to go away already. Along with Kevin James too.
Adam Sandler just needs to go away already. Along with Kevin James too.
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