Space Invaders film in the works

With films based on Uncharted, Mass Effect and Assassin’s Creed in the works, the “video game movie” may be undergoing a radical shift in the near future. But in addition to those more cerebral games, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed there’s a movie adaptation of Space Invaders in the works as well.

The movie rights to the game adaptation have been acquired by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (one of the producers of the Transformers trilogy) and Odd Lot Entertainment’s Gigi Pritzker, who are currently looking for a writer. Although “adaptation” may be stretching the definition of the words as Space Invaders had little in the way of plot or characters. In fact, the whole story is right there in the title: invaders, possibly from space, are attacking Earth!

This isn’t the first time a Space Invaders movie has been mulled over by Hollywood. Last year, Warner Bros. and Criminal Minds mastermind Mark Gordon attempted to acquire the rights, but that deal must have fallen apart.

Whatever the final movie looks like, it’s unlikely it’ll top one of the greatest moments in the history of Futurama.

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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