Chris Columbus has embarked on a Wreck-it Ralph style film to bring us Pixels. Based around aliens interpreting video games as war, the film attracts everyone from adult Pacman lovers to kids who are obsessed with Smurf. The dynamic duo from Grown-Ups (Adam Sandler and Josh Gad) along with Will Cooper and many others, bring comedy to the film while trying to save the world as video game superstars. This sprightly film references all of the old classics, from Donkey Kong, to Centipede bringing a familiar tone to the audience.
Have a read of the official synopsis: “In 1982, in the hopes of establishing peaceful communication with extraterrestrial life, NASA launches a time capsule into outer space containing images and footage of Earth life and culture. However, aliens misinterpret enclosed video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war. They attack the Earth using the games as models for their various assaults, including Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. Their technology creates three dimensional, holographic, pixels that change form and are capable of turning any form of matter into more of itself“.
The trailer screams fun and I cannot wait to sit down and have a watch of Pixels. The release date in the UK is yet to be confirmed but we are expecting it to be later this year. Watch the second trailer, which has just been released, below!