In the past video game based movies have gotten somewhat of a controversial image. Both good, bad, and sometimes a disaster. I personally remember watching the Super Mario Bros. movie and the Double Dragon movie when they were first released. I also remember almost losing my lunch at how awful they were.
But sometimes game based movies do hold their own with the fans, like Resident Evil for example, and there is a new one on the horizon to talk about. This one stars none other than Adam Sandler. I'm sure some of you remember him from movies like Click, Happy Gilmore, and even from the Saturday Night Live days where he played as the "water boy" character.
Sony Pictures just revealed that the his upcoming movie for 2015 called Pixels, will involve a number of games within it, one of them being the classic Konami game "Frogger".
Yes, the addicting game where you maneuver a frog through a series of obstacles such as streets avoiding cars, alligators, and floating logs to make it to the other side. Simple enough, and Konami of course had to give permission to use their arcade gem to the production of the movie. Sounds like good advertising to me.
Here is the story line plot for Pixels as follows.
"When 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 has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Jules Brenner, now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet."
Harry Potter director Chris Columbus is supposed to direct Pixels, and the movie is planned to start shooting next month. You can also expect other classic arcade names to appear in the movie too, such as Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. It kind of brings a tear to your eye doesn't it?