We knew it was bound to happen eventually: Warner Bros and producers Mark Gordon, Jason Blum and Guymon Casady are in talks to develop a feature film adaptation of the classic Taito video game Space Invaders. Warner bought Midway Games last summer, but the US publisher of Space Invaders does not own the theatrical rights to the game.
Honestly, I think Space Invaders falls on the more promising side of the game adaptation scale because the brand name still has some value and comes with little attachment other than the alien invasion sci-fi film genre. The pixelated aliens have invaded pop-culture and are an iconic symbol of retro video gaming. One would assume that WB would have to work the symbols/shapes into the film somehow. [LATimes]
Read More »
Please Recommend /Film on Facebook
Original Saw creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell are going to film a new low-budget horror picture this summer called Insidious, with Wan directing from a script by Whannell. Making the project a bit more interesting, Oren Peli, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider, the guys behind Paranormal Activity, are producing. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Oh, delicious irony. This is the tenth anniversary of The Blair Witch Project, and to celebrate we have the release of The Blair Wit…er, Paranormal Activity. The inheritor of the witch’s low-budget, word of mouth horror crown has scored a massive PR coup by generating enough interest to earn a wide release, and director Oren Peli is already at work on his next film, Area 51. Not wanting to let their moment escape (the real lesson to be learned from the success of Blair Witch) Paranormal‘s producers are also lining up new projects. The most prominent among them, The Jealous One, actually sounds like it could be a cool Hitchcockian thriller. Read More »