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Time to insert another coin; the Space Invaders movie has come back to Earth

Jul. 18, 2014by: Graham McMorrow

It was almost three years ago when we told you a feature film based on the classic arcade game SPACE INVADERS was on the way. I guess the powers that be were waiting for some talented individuals to jump on board, and so here we are. Warner Bros. has acquired the films rights and brought on Akiva Goldsman (who wrote A BEAUTIFUL MIND and directed A WINTER'S TALE), Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell to produce the adaptation.

The classic '80s arcade game was all about pew-pew-pew! And of course wiping your pizza greased hands on your pants. More than all that though, it was about an invasion. Many of us went to war with those pesky aliens; it was a two-dimensional hell that left behind a lot of empty pockets and even more broken hearts. They just kept coming and coming, the laser cannon wasn’t fast enough to keep up! It was a continuous loop without an end! What the hell kind of movie will this be? They are adapting action figures, board games, video games, and arcade games. Man I want that person's job in Hollywood who goes around scouring family attics for ideas; I bet he just found a LITE-BRITE and is on the phone right now.

Whatever kind of movie this turns out to be, there is one undisputable fact that will stand true forever. Turtles In Time was the best arcade game ever.

Extra Tidbit: What do imagine theyre going to do with Space Invaders?
Source: The Wrap

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8:43AM on 07/22/2014
How do you make a film of Space Invaders?
I guess the first part of the movie is mobile gunning tanks rolling under hovering shields that gradually deteriorate, blasting descending alien craft raining down fire from above. At some point they destroy the shields and land and when they get out of their craft to attack they need to look like the weird energy beasts from the artwork on the side of the arcade cabinet that bore pretty much no relation to the game [link][link] so they're giant,
How do you make a film of Space Invaders?
I guess the first part of the movie is mobile gunning tanks rolling under hovering shields that gradually deteriorate, blasting descending alien craft raining down fire from above. At some point they destroy the shields and land and when they get out of their craft to attack they need to look like the weird energy beasts from the artwork on the side of the arcade cabinet that bore pretty much no relation to the game [link][link] so they're giant, furry clawed things. Then somehow they're defeated. If you're staying true to the game and arcade artwork, that's your film.
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5:21AM on 07/20/2014

This can only be great

with such a rich source material.
with such a rich source material.
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9:15AM on 07/19/2014
Ha, they all thought I was mad when I bought the film rights to Pong!
Ha, they all thought I was mad when I bought the film rights to Pong!
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3:28AM on 07/19/2014
Isn't this like trying to make a movie based on Battleship?
Isn't this like trying to make a movie based on Battleship?
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11:24AM on 07/19/2014
Battleship has more of a plot... hhahaha
Battleship has more of a plot... hhahaha
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2:08AM on 07/19/2014
The only thing "Space Invaders" about the movie will be the title. How the hell do they think they'll be able to translate a 2D arcade game into a movie? Unless its "while you were playing a video game in the 80's the real story was that you were controlling drones in an epic man vs aliens battle"... but even there, that's stretching on the use of the name "Space Invaders".

I will say however that no matter how much flack it gets, SPACED INVADERS was a good movie hahahaha
The only thing "Space Invaders" about the movie will be the title. How the hell do they think they'll be able to translate a 2D arcade game into a movie? Unless its "while you were playing a video game in the 80's the real story was that you were controlling drones in an epic man vs aliens battle"... but even there, that's stretching on the use of the name "Space Invaders".

I will say however that no matter how much flack it gets, SPACED INVADERS was a good movie hahahaha
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11:21AM on 07/19/2014
SPACED INVADERS was awesome! it has that Mars Attacks... why isnt netflix picking up on Spaced Invaders???
nobody shows Spaced Invaders! ... is it on Amazon Prime??
SPACED INVADERS was awesome! it has that Mars Attacks... why isnt netflix picking up on Spaced Invaders???
nobody shows Spaced Invaders! ... is it on Amazon Prime??
1:46AM on 07/19/2014

SPACED INVADERS

'nuff said dudes.... really... .seriously....

and while we're not talking about Space Invaders, lets NOT talk about Asteroids and Zaxon and Q-Bert and Frogger and Pitfall and ... all the other crap we're NOT talking about.
seriously, any attempt to make a serious movie out of this how close CAN they stick to the "source" material? they cant.. they shouldnt.... you want to see SPACE INVADERS on the big screen its called Independence Day or ID4.... seriously.... really.. .just dont do this.
'nuff said dudes.... really... .seriously....

and while we're not talking about Space Invaders, lets NOT talk about Asteroids and Zaxon and Q-Bert and Frogger and Pitfall and ... all the other crap we're NOT talking about.
seriously, any attempt to make a serious movie out of this how close CAN they stick to the "source" material? they cant.. they shouldnt.... you want to see SPACE INVADERS on the big screen its called Independence Day or ID4.... seriously.... really.. .just dont do this.
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2:10AM on 07/19/2014
hahahaha I swear your comment had not updated before I posted mine about Spaced Invaders.

Koodos to you for being first!
hahahaha I swear your comment had not updated before I posted mine about Spaced Invaders.

Koodos to you for being first!
1:18AM on 07/19/2014
If this is going to be a Lego movie type thingy then ok, but otherwise forget it! Besides how would you even go about doing this mundane premise?!?........oh right, throw in a sappy love story to pad out the movie;

- some divorced guy getting back with his ex after their love is rekindled during the invasion

- some guy who is disapproved by the parent(s) of his love interest but gets approved when he does something heroic.
If this is going to be a Lego movie type thingy then ok, but otherwise forget it! Besides how would you even go about doing this mundane premise?!?........oh right, throw in a sappy love story to pad out the movie;

- some divorced guy getting back with his ex after their love is rekindled during the invasion

- some guy who is disapproved by the parent(s) of his love interest but gets approved when he does something heroic.
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