First Image From Adam Sandler Video Game Comedy Pixels Is Online

by Kyle Hilliard on Jul 19, 2014 at 08:30 AM

Pixels, an upcoming comedy starring Adam Sandler about classic video games attacking Earth, has its first cast image.

The image, which shows most of the films major cast including Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage (with an impressive mullet), and Michelle Monaghan, can be found on Entertainment Weekly's website. Kevin James also stars in the film as the president of the United States. Unfortunately, the aspect of the film we're most interested in seeing – the special effects of classic video games attacking a city – do not feature.

The film, which is based on the short seen below (the image above is pulled from that short) is also inspired by science fiction comedy films like Ghostbusters, according to director Chris Colombus. Columbus is known for directing Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and the first two Harry Potter films. He also helped write and produce films like The Goonies and Gremlins.

The film is expected to release May 15, 2015.

[Source: Entertainment Weekly]


Our Take
I like Chris Columbus, and I also really like the short that inspired the film. I'm definitely curious to get a better look at the movie, because it sounds like a bizarre, but very interesting premise.