Asteroids is one of the many video games getting the big screen treatment. Assassins Creed, Splinter Cell and Gears of War are all in pre-production. Variety reports that Jez Butterworth is set to rewrite the script for Asteroids for Universal Pictures and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
Not much is currently known about this adaptation, but the material is based on the classic Atari arcade videogame. Matt Lopez and Evan Spiliotopoulos penned earlier drafts of the script. Butterworth has a number of projects in the works currently, including the James Brown biopic.
Stay tuned for more details as they land!