Video game film conversions have had a questionable past. Some would also argue that Adam Sandler films also have a questionable past. Regardless, the premise of upcoming Sony film Pixels, from the Sandler-founded production company Happy Madison, sounds like a lot of fun on paper.
Mistaking our early video gaming icons such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders as acts of aggression, aliens have come to pay us a little visit, turning those beloved icons against us. Sounds like an excellent excuse to eat popcorn. We'll just leave this trailer here for your viewing pleasure and let you decide for yourselves whether or not it looks worth the price of admission.
Documentaries about our favourite pastime have had much better luck than their fictional counterparts, and a great place to start for an overall history is Video Games: The Movie. We also interviewed the director Jeremy Snead and got some great behind the scenes insights.
Something we're also very excited for is upcoming documentary GameLoading: Rise of The Indies, which you can read all about right here. We've had some exclusive sneak peaks of the film in Episode 2, Episode 3 and Episode 6 of our digital iPad magazine, Grab It.
Right then, back to Pixels. I'm thinking at the very least this would have to be a bit of fun mixed with just the right amount of pizza and beer.
Roll the tape!