The lights are on
Prepare to be blown off the edge of your seat: the media giant that brought us films like The Dark Knight, Gravity, and Argo just acquired the right to produce a film based on Taito's 1978 arcade classic about aliens slowly scrolling down a screen. [Except]
Warner Bros. recently snatched up the film rights to Space Invaders, and screenwriter-producer Akiva Goldsman – who also produced the Paranormal Activity series, I Am Legend, and Hancock – is reportedly set to produce the film. Goldsman recently wrote and directed Winter's Tale for Warner Bros. as well.
[Source: Polygon via The Wrap]
Our TakeThis is far from exciting. Space Invaders doesn't have much of a lore, so this will probably be like that time Hollywood made a Battleship movie. Maybe this is how film producers play pranks on people. Regardless, we don't even know if the film will see the light of day – surprisingly, this isn't the first time someone has tried to make a Space Invaders film.
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