Our first look at some promo art for the upcoming retro video game invasion film Pixels has popped up at San Diego Comic-Con. The movie stars Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Michelle Monaghan, and it will include video game characters from games such as Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Galaga, Q*Bert, Space Invaders, Joust, and more. I loved the short film that this movie is based on, and this movie should turn out to be a ton of fun to watch.
In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Monaghan plays the team's unique weapons specialist.
Chris Columbus is directing the film, and it will be released in theaters on May 15th, 2015. These are photos that I took at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.