At the multiplex this weekend, The Karate Kid and The A-Team topped the box office. You might almost think we are reliving the 1980′s. The success of The Karate Kid probably has Hollywood on a search for more 1980′s/early 1990′s titles to remake, and Pajiba is reporting that a remake of Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead is in development with producer Mark Gordon.
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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]
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