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Get ready for this! ASTEROIDS: THE MOVIE coming soon to a theater near you!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Methinks someone high up at Universal is having a bit of Peter Pan complex. There are worse things for an executive to have, for sure... But this is the studio that's working to bring us Candyland and Battleship and now they've jumped from the board game to the classic arcade game. ASTEROIDS: THE MOVIE. Should have been an '80s movie starring Fred Savage and Lance Guest. Alas, according to Mr. Borys Kitt at Hollywood Reporter we're getting the movie now, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura producing and RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN's Matthew Lopez attached to script. Of course he'll have to be starting from the ground up here. As long as he has a triangle-shaped ship blow up big asteroid chunks into little asteroid chunks and an occasional UFO that sounds like a discotheque we're all good. As long as it's better than that bizarre, but crappy WITCH MOUNTAIN remake I'm happy. Why not? Now who's gonna get Jack Black starring in a DIG-DUG adaptation? THAT I'd pay money to see. -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • July 2, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    LAST

    by DoubleFantasy

    Give Peace A Chance.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:04 a.m. CST

    B

    by biffy88

  • July 2, 2009, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Michael Bay would kill to direct this

    by biffy88

    Since Transformers 3 is a no go.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:07 a.m. CST

    The fact that this doesn't surprise me is really sad.

    by jae683

  • July 2, 2009, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Kevin Smith briefly considered making Dig Dug

    by V'Shael

    with Bruce Willis. Funny story, as told on his Threevening with Kevin Smith DVD.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Loved the game

    by Boba Fat

    but couldn't play it to save my life. That one where you landed the Apollo like ship on the rocky landscapes with the big power lever, was my favorite. Anyone remember what it was called. I couldn't play that one very well either.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:13 a.m. CST

    DIG DUG: THE MOVIE

    by V. von Doom

    Or maybe CATERPILLAR: THE MOVIE ... no, wait, SINISTAR: THE MOVIE; it has a villain! Hey, can I get my Universal executive producer title now?

  • July 2, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Shia LaBeouf to star in Pac Man!!!!!

    by BatPsycho

    you know it could happen...

  • July 2, 2009, 5:22 a.m. CST

    And let the ancient video game movie gags begin...

    by Heckles

    Pong: The Movie.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:27 a.m. CST

    And yet..........STILL NO METROID..........................

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    This is getting ridiculous.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    Inane. Though, Joust

    by Dingbatty

    (you know, the one with the knights riding ostrich-like birds) done like an 80's style Sword & Sorcery flick would be cool.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    80's arcade games were designed to eat

    by Dingbatty

    quarters. Too fucking hard.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    METROID is the ridiculously obvious choice for a movie.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Moreso than Zelda, imo.<BR> Alien homeworld...badass chick blasting her way through...an entire generation of fans...this could have been Transformers level success....but yet it is ignored in favor of random forgettable videogame franchises...

  • July 2, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Well, hard for a short kid who could

    by Dingbatty

    barely see the screen and operate the controls (my poor father, giving us quarters to lose in seconds. Should've just taken us to a casino).

  • July 2, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Yes, but, if they finally get a successful

    by Dingbatty

    video game movie, perhaps we'll get a Metroid live actioner.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Needs more GIANT PIG

    by GIANT_PIG

    GIANT PIG!!!

  • July 2, 2009, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Peter Jackson's The Legend of Zelda

    by Chain

    that's the video game movie that will sell.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:46 a.m. CST

    If they're going to do Asteriods:

    by akphatman

    Then they gotta do Pong: The movie. And it's sequel Pong 2: Pong Harder

  • July 2, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Jack Black *IS* Q-Bert!

    by Orbots Commander

    Yeah, the state of the movie industry, at least the big Hollywood studio business, is really pathetic and they seem to be scraping the bottom of the barrel. <p> You know what? I really can't blame them. If they see that one of the WORST movies EVER made, based on an 1980's toy line just earned $200 Million in one week's time, then 'ya know, pretty much any concept can work. <p> I'm just waiting for the inevitable: SHIT SHANDWICH, THE MOTION PICTURE, starring Shia Lebouf, Martin Lawrence, Lindsey Lohan, the entire cast of Twilight, and co-directed by both McG and Michael Bay. It'll make a mint.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST

    HEMMORHOIDS: THE MOVIE

    by Pig_Ignorant

    I see it now: Bruce Willis and his wisecracking crew are rocketed into space aboard the USS Witch Hazel, as mankind's only hope against the three mile wide mass of shit and inflamed blood vessels that threatens to wipe Hollywood off the map and replace it with a place where movies are once again made for the love of real storytelling and original ideas. Michael Bay directs via high speed hookup while simultaneously directing Transformers 4. Six hundred million dollars at the box office, and that's just the opening day.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Well, I thought Pirates of the Caribbean would suck...

    by Kevin Holsinger

    ...given that it was based on a ride at a theme park. Yet that spawned a trilogy and got Mr. Depp an Oscar nomination. So, IN THEORY, this could work.<p>But it's still a heck of a gamble. Silent Hill was the best videogame-inspired movie I've seen, and that was just meh.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Hmmmmmmmm

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    lets see now, shall we? lol

  • July 2, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST

    It's gonna be two hours of ships pooping triangles, huh?

    by Anna Valerious

    I just don't know about Lorenzo. He's convinced Sommers to put Sienna Miller in "G.I. JOE" (Despite the apparent "No Assholes" policy Sommers has), he thought TF2 was okay to release despite the problems... At least this won't be one of the movie tie-ins: http://tinyurl.com/nuz7ww I swear, that and the "JAWS" costume were bad ideas.

  • July 2, 2009, 6 a.m. CST

    Ya' got Asteroids?

    by TraumReiter

    - Naw, but my dad does. Can't even sit on the toilet some days.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Fuck's sake, is there really a derth of ideas out there?

    by KillaKane

    Who greenlights this shit?!! What next? A film based on a laundry list? Burn Hollywood burn! :-P

  • July 2, 2009, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Rock Paper Scissors: The IMAX Experience

    by Sonny_Williams

    Starring Arnie, Sly, and Bruce. Send my royalty checks in care of Harry once this becomes the biggest box-office blockbuster in history! You're welcome, Hollywood.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:14 a.m. CST

    What about a Pac Man movie

    by Fortunesfool

    Where people wander about dark rooms, eating pills and listening to repetitive bleepy music...<p>...<p>Hmm! With hindsight

  • July 2, 2009, 6:15 a.m. CST

    pew pew pew

    by cmbuzzkill

  • July 2, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST

    They're clearly thinking 3D IMAX.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • July 2, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Stupid

    by barnaby jones

    This isn't adapting a game, its just making shit up.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Q*Bert says: Where the @#$%!! is my movie?

    by jimmy rabbitte

  • July 2, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST

    so this will basicaly be...

    by Bouncy X

    the AOTC space chase in the asteroid field but longer?

  • July 2, 2009, 6:58 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see 'Crazy Climber'

    by Dr Gregory House

  • July 2, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Buckle up, motherfucker

    by WerePlatypus

    Bayformers is proving that it just doesn't matter. The math is simple. . . 3-5 storyboarded action sequences plus a room full of computer nerds and graphic designers equals movie. The ad campaign takes care of the rest.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST

    I want Tempest in IMAX!!!!

    by ATARI

  • July 2, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    or maybe a little Xevious action in 3D IMAX

    by ATARI

  • July 2, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Space Invaders!

    by AxeEmAll

    Now that's a better game than Asteroids.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    80s arcade rulz!!!

    by ATARI

    I am a little biased, of course.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Stopped reading at "Lorenzo di Bonaventura"

    by ricarleite2

    Crap. UNLESS it's a zanny commedy like that 80s classic Joystick! "It's KING Vidiot for you!"

  • July 2, 2009, 7:12 a.m. CST

    In other news, Hollywood is still creatively bankrupt

    by turketron_2

  • July 2, 2009, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Where is Leo's Atari movie?

    by GeorgieBoy

    He needs to drop every other project and work on this. Nolan Bushnell's story MUST BE TOLD!!!!

  • July 2, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    I was always crap at Asteroids

    by Righteous Brother

    and what a shit concept to base a movie on, has it really got a built in audience? Why not just make a space movie, with a great asteroid sequence. Oh wait, Empire Strikes Back.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST

    I'm still waiting for ET: The Game: The Movie

    by cmbuzzkill

  • July 2, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST

    ...well, they can still get Fred Savage if they wanted.

    by Mike_D

    im sure hes free

  • July 2, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    You Just Know...

    by RoaringInYourCleavage

    ... the narrative for this will be simply fucking stunning. Not.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Wumpus Hunt: The Motion Picture

    by Flyingcircus

    You have to sit in the theatre for about forty-five minutes while the movie loads onto the screen from a tape drive.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Pitfall, Jungle Hunt, and Congo Bongo

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    There's a trilogy right there for you.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:29 a.m. CST

    hey, you got Asteroids?

    by alxorange

    No, but my dad does. Some days he can't even sit on the toilet, its so bad.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Space Invaders: The Movie

    by vadakinX

    The first 20 minutes are a straight up alien invasion, with the green insect ships flying down and destroying all our major cities and military forces. <p> But hope remains. In a last ditch effort to save humanity, a tank crew take command of a prototype tank (that for some reason can only fire straight up) and take to the streets. <p> Realising this lone tank could cause major problems for the invaders, they send every ship they have in wave after wave after wave of attack as the heroic tank crew try to shoot them down before the Invaders can fully descend and reach the ground where the tank can't fire because it can only fire straight upwards and thus end their heroic last stand. <p> SPACE INVADERS: THE MOVIE <p> Coming Soon....probably.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    hey, you got Asteroids?

    by alxorange

    No, but my dad does. Some days he can't even sit on the toilet, its so bad.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Asteroids: The Movie: The Game

    by vadakinX

    Oh hell yeah!!!! Can't wait to play the video game adaptation of the movie adaptation of the video game...it's gonna rock hard!!!!

  • July 2, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Are they nuts?

    by vezner2007

    No way in hell I'm paying to see a movie like this. OMG Hollywood is getting dumber by the day.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Change the name to Meteor in honor of Malden

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Even if it's about a game. And no, I don't care that they're two different types of spacial objects.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Can't even sit on the toilet some days

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • July 2, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Just my opinion

    by Geekhaterssuck

    but I would not be surprised if this is just a piss poor low budget rip off of Armageddon.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Didn't we already joke about this?...you know, because...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it was so silly it could never happen?

  • July 2, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    ...used to call the little UFO Oscar. Don't know if...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that was his real name, but I really hated that little motherfucker.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Imagine my anger when I saw WING COMMANDER and...

    by YackBacker

    realized there were no Buffalo Wings in the movie- not one. fucking. wing.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    How about TRON: The Movie

    by Clavius

    um...nevermind.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Hats off to AICN for baiting a ridiculous TB out of us

    by YackBacker

    That's the only reason you guys reported this, am I right? How about some Nolan BATMAN news? What's that? Nothing's happening? Bullshit! COME ON!!!

  • July 2, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Weren't we supposed to get a DRAGON'S LAIR movie?

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    From Wiki: According to Don Bluth and Gary Goldman a Dragon's Lair movie has been scripted and is ready to go into production once financing for the project is in place. The film will be in the classic, traditional 2D animation style. Currently, however, the project is in development hell.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Y'know a RAMPAGE movie might actually be kinda cool.

    by Clavius

    Have someone get on THAT one.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    This movie will have the worst score ever

    by Himbo

    BUM, bUM, buM, bum. <p>BUM, bUM, buM, bum.<p>BUM, bUM, buM, bum.<p>BUM, bUM, buM, bum.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Galaga was the best 80's arcade game.

    by Atticus Finch

    You know it to be true.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Tempest bitches

    by DoctorWho?

    And could anyone make it past two screens of the light cycle race on TRON? Loved that game but it was a bitch.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    The poster could be just one of those inflatable donut...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...sitting pillows on a black, velvety space background..."the itching...the burning...JUNE 1012"

  • July 2, 2009, 8:16 a.m. CST

    pew pew pew

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    hollyweird is intellectually bankrupt

  • July 2, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Chain

    by Tangent

    Most definitely on Zelda by Peter Jackson. We subjected my buddy Nick to a LOTR Extended Edition marathon today (Wed) and his comment at the end was "That dude needs to make a Legend of Zelda movie. Hes the clear and obvious choice."

  • July 2, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    YackBacker

    by slone13

    <p>My sentiments exactly.</p> <p>From the tired jokes about other potential video game movies to the old "Is Hollywood out of original ideas???" posts, I feel like I've read this exact talkback dozens of times before...</p>

  • July 2, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Futurama!

    by Sparhawk38

    They did an 80's video game story right! Their "Space Invaders" episode was a riot. I am sure this will be just as good spun out over 90 minutes...wait....I am a little groggy...this is the worst idea since "Transformers". I hated that tiny space ship that would come out. This is stupid and funny all at the same time.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Bad Dudes the movie!

    by Kenshiro_187

    Ninjas have captured the president, are you a Bad enough Dude to recuse him? Directed by Michael Bay, starring Channing Tatum as Blade and Chris Pine as Striker.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    BERZERK! WHERE IS MY BERZERK MOVIE!!!!!?

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Starring Vin Diesel, It would be like Babylon A.D., Only with a big yellow smiley face trying to smash him to death!

  • July 2, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Asteroids Deluxe: The Sequel

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • July 2, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Lets do Battlezone while were fucking at it!!!!

    by Gabba-UK

    Joust.... Pong....Cabal.... Do Hollywood execs have a Bounty out on original idea's!!!!! Has Rothman left Fox secretly and now works for Universal?

  • July 2, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Burger Time, Baby!

    by reggie_dunlop

    Jonah Hill as the star...now that would be Superbad!

  • July 2, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?!

    by redfist

  • July 2, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Does anyone remember that Video Gam..Game Show

    by redfist

    where kids had to pick a game and get the high score and they had a game show. <P> I want the box set.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    For Children of the Seventies/Eighties

    by filegumbo

    For those of us who actually played at arcades with large stand up consoles...didn't you hate the kids who thought if they lined up a row of quarters along the bottom of the screen that it somehow saved their place at the machine for the rest of the day? Little shits.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    They fucking made this already

    by Logan_1973

    Armageddon, Deep Impact, Disaster Movie...how many times can keep reycling the same shit? Maybe they're just getting a jump on the incoming disaster-flick bandwagon pointed by 2012?

  • July 2, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    And another thing...

    by Logan_1973

    What happened to the film adaptation of Oddworld?

  • July 2, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    @filegumbo

    by cookepuss

    I definitely DID hate them. Yeah. That's why I'd stroll in with one quarter and rob them blind in 2-player games. My one quarter VS their whole allowance. I can guarantee you that "place taken" wasn't going to last long and my brother was going to have his turn soon enough. =)<p> <p> As far as Asteroids: The Movie..... Still could've been worse. Wasn't there talk about a Monopoly or Candyland movie? At least you can make a movie about alien invasion, but CANDYLAND?!?!?

  • July 2, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    by arby64

    This won't work. They won't be able to cram that much plot into one feature length movie. This needs a six hour miniseries minimum to really do the characters justice.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Lorenzo has Lost his god damn mind

    by Crow3711

    That's for certain. He's turning into a total douche.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    mrtibbs

    by skimn

    You stole my idea. Just to hear "Intruder alert! Intruder alert" and "The humanoid must not escape" in Dolby digital surround...

  • July 2, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Fortunesfool

    by rxse7en

    That would be the MJ biopic.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Monkey Island

    by Sprout

    Surely this should be a movie by now!

  • July 2, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    ALTERED BEAST

    by krull rules

    this almost sounds like a good idea...

  • July 2, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Still no NEUROMANCER movie...

    by BurnHollywood

    Fuck Hollywood up the ass with a TRON joystick.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    What happened to The Suffering movie?

    by Kenshiro_187

    That will be the best video-game-movie because you really cannot fuck that up! Can they?

  • July 2, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    GOLDEN AXE

    by krull rules

    the cost of admission: 25 cents or 2 Chuck E. Cheese tokens

  • July 2, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Truly we are in the Last Days...

    by Grandpa Bunche

    ...when Hollywood's creative laziness/bankruptcy trumps itself with the announcement of an ASTEROIDS movie. For fuck's sake...

  • July 2, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Time Warner bought Midway Games...

    by Andillformthehead

    So a Joust or Pac Man movie isn't entirely off the table.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Nicholas Cage is...

    by Andillformthehead

    Defender! DOOT!

  • July 2, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    ZAXXON

    by krull rules

    the story of a Space Shuttle, navigating the Death Star with a bizarre perspective, only to crash repeatedly into a force field...

  • July 2, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Krull...

    by Andillformthehead

    Pitch it as Armageddon with a Groundhogs day twist. Add Bruce Willis. $250m Budget.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    i may be in the theater for weeks.

    by alice 13

    plus now theres red bull.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Pengo

    by Manos

    pleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease

  • July 2, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Can't Wait For ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    ... the inevitable Hollywood anti-American anti-Capitalism crap to be worked into this movie. "Don't you see? IT'S AMERICA! _WE_ CREATED THESE ASTEROIDS!" It will turn out that the asteroids were part of a black ops military project designed by white male industrialists to kill the environment. Mark my words.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    ALTERED BEAST ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    ... I'd cast Ben Kingsley JUST to hear him say "Welcome to your DOOM!"

  • July 2, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    BERZERK

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Now, BERZERK actually WOULD make an amazing movie if done right. You'd have to keep the ethos of the game - "Touch the walls, touch the robots, touch anything ... AND YOU DIE!" Then it'd rule. #COIN DETECTED IN POCKET!#

  • July 2, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    BOBA FAT

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    It was literally called LUNAR LANDER.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Great, and still no signs of a GOW movie.

    by Stalkeye

    damn you Hollywood and Micheal Bay for making that other asteroid film; armegeddon.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    The Game Movie I'd LOVE to See

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    SINISTAR! "Run Coward! RUN! I am ... Sin - i - star."

  • July 2, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Har har, Breakout the Movie...it'll NEVER happen

    by terry1978

    Keep telling yourself that.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Gregory D House ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    "GOOOOOO for it!"

  • July 2, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Space Wars!!!!!!

    by diverdan

    Anyone remember this early game? Strictly two player, an asteroids style ship and an Enterprise shaped ship. You could program all kinds a variables like speed, gravity, fast/slow missles, sun, blackhole...so many combinations. Great fun.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Rather see a Movie based on Contra

    by Stalkeye

    And not with Sly or Arnie either.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    BURGER TIME

    by krull rules

    a rogue chef, armed only with pepper, is hunted down in a 2D jungle gym by an egg and 3 sausages...

  • July 2, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Hollywood...

    by Outburst

    has broken through the bottom of the barrel, they are scooping out the muck that was under the barrel. Actually the barrel broke from all of the incessant scraping, and they are sucking the muck off of the splinters and spitting it into mason jars.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    BURGERTIME!

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    OH YES THERE WILL BE TRANSFATS

  • July 2, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    VIDEO GAME Movie Contest

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    No prize - but ... who here can come up with the best (not a joke, like mine above ... but real) tagline in conjunction with a video game movie. The tagline would be what's on the poster. Who will win?

  • July 2, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Joust announced a couple of years ago?

    by IndyCollector

    What happened to that?

  • July 2, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    QIX: The Movie

    by Outburst

  • July 2, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    "Escape from The Planet of The Robot Monsters"

    by Blue_Demon

    Already has a cool retro design to it.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    I'm starting to get a hankering to see the

    by skimn

    Mario Bros movie, just to see if its as bad as I remember it.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    they should do...

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    that *All Your Base* meme game as a movie instead<p> it has that built in money shot when the villain delivers the epic line

  • July 2, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Metro Cross: The Movie

    by Outburst

    Starring Tony Hawk. Imagine the product placement fees soda and energy drink companies would pay...

  • July 2, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Elevator Action

    by Outburst

    Wait, that one may have already been made as a porno...

  • July 2, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    One Man, One Hope, One Buggy...

    by Andillformthehead

    Moon Patrol<br> Summer 2012

  • July 2, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    GORF!

    by kalash

  • July 2, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    games into movies

    by mad_taffer

    Some that I think could work. Half Life (James Cameron directing) Thief (David Fincher) Splinter Cell (Greengrass) The Suffering (Wes Craven)

  • July 2, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Qbert

    by skimn

    His last jump...may be his last.

  • July 2, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    WIZARD OF WOR!

    by LaserPants

    He fast! Watch out!

  • July 2, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    HYPERSPACE

    by letsfightinglove

    I'm shooting shooting all over the place I'm invisible now but I'll be back again when the enemy comes...I just gotta win!

  • July 2, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Why not?

    by Harry Weinstein

    You could do a 100 percent faithful cinematic adaptation of many old school arcade games such as Asteroids. Consider the game the script pitch, containing elements which you then construct a story around. Unlike the toy/cartoon adaptations we're getting raped with this summer, these old games have no story to adapt, let alone ruin. They're a clean slate. I can think of any number of ways Asteroids could be turned into a genuinely good movie, while keeping every element from the game.

  • July 2, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Lock 'n' Chase: The Movie

    by Outburst

    Starring everyone who has ever appeared in an Ocean's Eleven sequel.

  • July 2, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    have we had this talkback before

    by Potatino

    I remember someone suggested a pong movie... did some zany executive read some smart arse talk backs ages ago and umm not having a sense of humour thought we were being serious and people really wanted this? ... You know I hope they make all these shitty remakes and no one watches them and they lose a shit load of money... I honestly see hollywood going to shit by rehashing everything over and over again just like the music industry did and then blaming a boogy man like piracy for their shitty business practices. It'll happen. If this constant remake reboot reimaging shit continues hollywood is fucked. More fucked than it is now. So please continue with this trend you fucking geniuses!

  • July 2, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Already a Dig-Dug trailer at Black20

    by ME_M

    black20.com/black20-trailer-park/dig-dug-rise-pookas-1

  • July 2, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    tree the movie

    by Potatino

    why stop at video game. Traffic signs. Nouns, adjective, whatever.Inanimate obbjects. Everything deserves a movie. Stop sign the movie. Rock the movie. Water the movie. Verb the movie. Noun the movie. Lettuce the movie. Thought the movie. Walk - the movie. Exclamation point - the movie.

  • July 2, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    GHOULS'N'GHOSTS: The Movie

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    YOU ARE NOW WARRIOR THE STRONGEST IN THE WORLD!

  • July 2, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    PETER MOLYNEUX'S THE MOVIES - THE MOVIE

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    WHEN YOU LIE ABOUT WHAT WILL BE IN ALL YOUR GAMES ...<P><P> ... PEOPLE STOP BUYING THEM.

  • July 2, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    "Do you have Asteroids?"

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    "No, but my Dad does - some days he can't even sit on the toilet."

  • July 2, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Dragons Lair would rock...

    by conspiracy

    Daphne is a part made for...?

  • July 2, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    What about -

    by ElvisPresLeeHorsleyHarveyOswaldOprahWinFreeJackHorkheimer

    Section Z<br /> Robotron<br /> Major Havoc<br /> Any body else ever play "Cliffhangers" - The Lupin The Third game? or the Harmegedon one? I think it was called "Begas Battle" or something like that<br /> Some adaptions I think we'll someday see produced are - Metroid (They're probably waiting for another new game to re-stir the interest) Splinter Cell, Gears of War, Zelda

  • July 2, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Ghouls N Ghosts would be kick ass.

    by alienindisguise

    A bad ass knight going up against Satan...that has hit written all over it. I'd also like to see a 720 movie. Maybe Josh Brolin could reprise his role from "Thrashin'"

  • July 2, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Alien

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    LOL! 720 would be a fantastic movie, except that it would be five minutes long if it were based on my experiences playing it. I'd put in a quarter, do a trick or two, and suddenly bees would fly out of the side of the screen with a voice saying SKATE ... OR ... DIE and then I'd die. Yay! SKATE OR DIE is a good tagline, though.

  • July 2, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    HEMORRHOIDS, THE MOVIE

    by FeralAngel

    Coming soon to a butthole near you.

  • July 2, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    ElvisPresLEE ... CLIFFHANGER and BEGA'S BATTLE

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    I used to play both of those. With CLIFF HANGER I never got past the part with the driving down the street and avoiding the other cars. With Bega I could get pretty far, but I never solved it. "Bega does not fear ...!" "I AM ALL THINGS IN ALL FORMS!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iloK0RIzNk <p><p> And http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=776shC9pi1M&feature=related

  • July 2, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    I predicted this...

    by Nix_Cadavre

    Any old-school AICNers will remember me (as ZeroCorpse) posting my script to ASTEROIDS: THE MOVIE starring Christopher Walken as the Captain. <p> They will also remember that I laid out BURGER TIME: THE MOVIE, also starring Christopher Walken as Mr. Pickle (and Jack Black as Peter Pepper). <p> I knew it was only a matter of time.

  • July 2, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Outlaw Golf: The Movie

    by Stabby

    Now that would be hot as long as they incorporated the big tits cheat code into the screenplay.

  • July 2, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    How about BADLANDS? Anyone remember that one?

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Someone made a "failure montage" on Youtube; it's perfect Zen. You need to watch this, all the way through, and enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjB-79hwhcs&feature=related

  • July 2, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    The only comment here worth its weight in salt:

    by Jawa 007

    Is from I_Snake_Plissken. Good talk Snake.

  • July 2, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    SPACE HARRIER

    by krull rules

    a floating space pirate armed only with a plasma rifle fights Easter Island heads and two headed space snakes while navigating a strange planet of magic mushrooms...

  • July 2, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    I totally rocked at BADLANDS, ut Hollywood is still out of juic

    by artyfufkin

    This is really plumbing the depths. You hacks in suits should be ashamed of yourselves how much more of your rotting souls can you whore out? No wonder there is so much piracy and also those willing to buy pirated discs....for fucks sakes.

  • July 2, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    @ThusSpakeSpymunk

    by Boba Fat

    Thank you. I loved the power lever more than anything. Why can't they build, cookers, washing machines, showers or cars like that.

  • July 2, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Hollywood: Land Of The Brain-Dead

    by christian66

    It's truly stunning all the great unproduced scripts collecting dust and the marketing idiots in charge jump on stupid stupid shit like this. And I loved Asteroids. But...there is no story. Nor should there be. You blow up rocks with a spaceship. Finis.

  • July 2, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    I understand Harry Weinstein's logic posted above

    by skimn

    Since videogames have became more like movies, hell, even with better plots and motivation, producers are going back to the simple games of their childhood with plots that can be attached to the simplest of concepts. After screwing up Resident Evil and Doom, and their game mythology, why not?

  • July 2, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    But I also echo all the statements

    by skimn

    that Hollywood is brain dead...

  • July 2, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Minesweeper the Movie

    by Outlaw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHY8NKj3RKs

  • July 2, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Harry Weinstein

    by Outburst

    Yes, it's possible to make a good movie about a ship destroying asteroids. But why attach the name "Asteroids: The Movie" to it? Why not use some creativity and make something that will stand on its own instead of leeching off of an already established name? It's just pure laziness on the part of Hollywood producers milking any established, semi-successful property for any pennies they can get their greedy hands on.

  • July 2, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    No Way! They should make PING PONG first!!

    by Thanos0145

  • July 2, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    PIxar's SATAN'S HOLLOW...

    by gavdiggity

    anyone?

  • July 2, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Any update on The Rock starringe in SPY HUNTER?

    by YackBacker

    That was in preproduction for YEARS! AICN- no articles about it in THP or Variety? Looks like you're fresh out of sources, eh?

  • July 2, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Re:Spy Hunter

    by skimn

    And wasn't John Woo supposed to direct? I guess we chased him out of Hollywood after Paycheck.

  • July 2, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Dreamworks/Blue Sky

    by skimn

    should do a Ratchet and Clank..in 3D. As long as it retains Captain Qwark.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    im out of words

    by dioxholster

  • July 2, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    SNAKE: the movie

    by dioxholster

  • July 2, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Greed...

    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    is a sad thing. Will the entire movie be in black and white???

  • July 2, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    UNCHECKED GREED: THE MOVIE

    by christian66

    Starring Hollywood!

  • July 2, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    ASTEROIDS...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    The Barry Bonds story.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    ET the game as a movie.

    by disfigurehead

  • July 2, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    it sounds like...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    the lamest, most shallow piece of shit to come out of the human race thus far.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Coupon: The Movie...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    I saw the shit out of it!

  • July 2, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Q*Bert HBO miniseries features uncensored swearing

    by Jollymorphic

  • July 2, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    daniel day lewis is... bomberman

    by ironic_name

  • July 2, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    The thinnest premise for a movie ever.

    by Ray Gamma

    Hollywood you are dead. Fuck off before you stink the place up.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    I wanna see Clint Eastwood's GRAND TURISMO!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    I waited months, MONTHS! to write that joke!

  • July 2, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Whatever happened to Spyhunter??? With Vin Deisel???

    by Johnno

    What happened?

  • July 2, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Steven Spielberg's BOOM BLOX - THE MOVIE

    by Johnno

    Like 2012... only BOOM BLOX!!!

  • July 2, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    FILM SOME DUDE PLAYING HIS ATARI FOR 2 HOURS

    by Mullah Omar

    = asses in seats.

  • July 2, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Michael Mann's THIEF

    by Johnno

    The most viseral bow and arrow shoot out action you'll ever see!!!

  • July 2, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    John Woo's WAVERACE 64!

    by Johnno

    Nailing those wavejumps in slo mo with tropical island doves !

  • July 2, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    James Cameron's DOUBLE BUBBLE

    by Johnno

    It'll be 10 years worth of research into spherical liquid shapes that explode and mesh well with the other colourful spheres for a very colourful 3D experience, but storyline comes first about an era where we must fight evil bubbles by using our own avatar controlled and manufactured bubble doubles and focuses on the relationship of those lizard things that turn the handle and load the next bubble before the ceiling of destiny accelerates the bad bubbles past our atmospheric defense line thus ending us all!

  • July 2, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    CRAP.. I MEANT BUBBLE BOBBLE ^^^^

    by Johnno

    Well you get the idea...

  • July 2, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    filegumbo: Game Show was STARCADE

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Anyway, same plot as Armagedon or whatever?

  • July 2, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    "Spin Left! Spin Right! Fire! Thrust! Saucer!"

    by MetalMickey

    I give up on Hollywood.

  • July 2, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Need a Defender movie!

    by ThePilgrim

    Ok this could be a cool movie. Earth gets a super advanced warning about a bunch of asteriods coming for earth. They covert most of the major citys into asteroid Destroyers. Basically a bunch of turrents on the ground that shoot matter vaproizing HHO laser at the incoming asteroids. It becomes a day in day out job. Since the asteriods attacks last several years. Aliens show up at some point, and we relaize that the barrage of asteriods was the aliens doing- Hoping to pick the planet clean of us. Now it's War.....

  • July 2, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Custer's Revenge

    by Keith Maniac

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custer%27s_Revenge directed by Paul Anderson and starring Gary Busey.

  • July 2, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Dayman: Fighter of the Nightman movie!!!!

    by HoboCode

    You know you want it.

  • July 2, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    RASTAN!

    by DoctorWho?

    That game ruled.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    WTF?

    by OccamsIndecision

    They'll make Candyland, Battleship and Asteroids but they won't put up the funds for a Halo movie? WTF is wrong with these people?

  • July 2, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    In a solar system gone mad...

    by GornPirate

    Only man can save us...John McCain....Asteroid Killer. When he couldn't win the presidency he became the logical choice to be sent out into space to defend us from the greatest threat ever faced by mankind. BIG ASS ASTEROIDS. With Sarah Palin as his sidekick/gunner. John McCain is going to save us all in the film you always wanted to see but didn't know it...ASTEROIDS. In SUMMER 2011 John McCain is going to Rock the solar system because he didn't get to nuke Iran!

  • July 2, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    I had asteroids last night

    by lockesbrokenleg

    woof.

  • July 2, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Checking IMDB this Matthew Lopez guy also wrote Bedtime

    by Professor_Monster

    Stories. So that's two shit films and now he's on this. They don't don't make writers like they used to - if they did they would turn shit like this down and save the american public from seeing it made.

  • July 2, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Don't joke! I can actually imagine a Dig Dug movie!

    by Royston Lodge

    It practically writes itself!

  • July 2, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Hobocode

    by skimn

    Good one, my friend. Can't wait for September. Love the promo with all the home bands.

  • July 2, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    POLE POSTION THE MOVIE STARRING

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Bear Grylls.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Errrrrrrm....what?

    by Kaitain

    Why? Some old arcade games make you think immediately about strange worlds and back stories. JOUST, perhaps. Or SPY HUNTER. At a push, maybe even DEFENDER. But ASTEROIDS? Nope, nothing springs to mind.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    This is almost soooo slight that it might work!

    by LightninBolt

    Maybe the lame plots of videogames derail the writing process. Having absolutely ZERO plot whatsoever, and no characters... you have to admit it's FEASIBLE that someone could create something of value on their own from a concept that involves a spaceship and asteroids.<p> Altered Beast would be cool, or how about Shadow of the Beast, AMIGA game but I would pay to see that. Or Another World, that was a cinematic and quite Avatar...

  • July 2, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    RAD RACER movie with Depp, hot blond, and convertible.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • July 2, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    What games WOULD work?

    by Kaitain

    I vote for Ballblazer.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    How about...

    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    Legend of Zelda??? Or is a 2d black and white ship breaking up giant rocks a better idea??

  • July 2, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    "Another World, that was a cinematic and quite Avatar"

    by Kaitain

    Which I think was called Out of This World in North America. Yeah, fantastically inventive game. Think it was French IIRC. <p> Monkey Island could work. Obviously POTC would have stolen some of its thunder, although it was always more absurdist in its tendencies. Slightly Princess Bride-ish.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Terry1978: I am making Breakout the Movie.....

    by amrisharmpit

    Seriously. I wrote and produced a short film called AGAINST THE WALL. Futuristic setting with CGI. We shot on the RED, the digital camera that Soderbergh and Peter Jackson have used, and it looks great. Our inspirations were Tron, 2001, Twilight Zone. Our goal was to make a video game adaptation more cerebral - and hopefully better - than most. We're in post right now and we hope to finish this fall. Stay tuned.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Guys...Shia Lebouf IS Tecmo Bowl!!!

    by Outlaw

    Think about it!

  • July 2, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    THE SOLE VOICE OF IMAGINATION . . .

    by The Game Master

    . . . in Hollywood. I live there. I work in the biz. And everybody here is RIGHT. Their ideas are gone, just gone. That said, I'm not opposed to this movie. I was born in '74 so I'm an '80s boy all the way. Here's what I propose: A "space" movie that combines SEVERAL video games. Asteroids could be part of it, but you could mix in Space Invaders, Sinister, etc. Now THERE'S a big damn movie! As for other video games I'd like to see made into movies: Pitfall (in the style of Pirates and Indiana Jones). Metroid (in the style of Anime or Aliens). Zelda (in the style of Lord of the Rings). Contra (in the style of Predator). And, most of all, when in the bloody blue(ray) hell do we get Don Bluth's DRAGON'S LAIR on the big screen???!!!

  • July 2, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    PLAQUE ATTACK: The movie

    by I am not a number

    Starring Shia Labeouf as the tube of toothpaste. It will be epic!

  • July 2, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Brett Ratner's Guitar Hero!! ooh...wait.

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    Shit that ones real

  • July 2, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Jack Black in a Dig-Dug adaptation...

    by Captain Happy

    Genius. Directed by Michel Gondry.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    screen wrap-around

    by Dreamfasting

    I can't wait to see how they explain the physics of screen wrap-around. Hmm ... warp bubbles of finite space delivering bombardments of meteors towards Earth (Starship Troopers style)? OK, maybe it can be done :)

  • July 2, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Better than Race to Witch Mountain remake

    by XxSoulFlyxX

    Seriously. You think the old one was good? It was crap loads of crap just like Land of the Lost. Nostalgia says"Remember my youth, better movies and TV shows" It was crap then, crap now. Transformers was a crappy cartoon and I must say the movies are far superior to those stupid cartoons.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Oh...and there wlready was an asteroids movie

    by XxSoulFlyxX

  • July 2, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Oh...and there wlready was an asteroids movie

    by XxSoulFlyxX

    They were called Armageddon and Deep Impact.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Michael Bey's ASTEROIDS!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Pulse pounding soundtrack with Bruce Willis as the pilot.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    bruce willis IS dig dug

    by Beniffer

    one man with a pump .... f jb

  • July 2, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Earthworm Jim: the movie

    by KongMonkey

  • July 2, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    TOM HANKS IS PAPERBOY!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Directed by JJ Abrams.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Straight to DVD knock off: ASSTEROIDS!

    by dailysportspages

    Starring J-Lo.... or maybe its a gay porno?

  • July 2, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for SHIT THE MOVIE!!!

    by Orionsangels

  • July 2, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Shit the movie? I think we had that this summer

    by lockesbrokenleg

    It's called GI JOE

  • July 2, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    beyond dumb!

    by High Grade 4 Eva

    I reckon the studio is using AWESOME-O to supply movie idea's!

  • July 2, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    PJ's Zelda

    by High Grade 4 Eva

    Looks like Peter Jackson's Legend of Zelda gets the biggest thumbs up, Harry, make the call!

  • July 2, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Not you Zaxxon, you're one of the good ones.

    by SID 8.0

    God I miss Mister Show. The last racist in the galaxy Ha! There truly is no one at the helm in Hollywood.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Lunar Lander is what your looking for Boba Fat

    by Semen Stains

    Apologies if this was already answered above.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Metal Gear Solid

    by Semen Stains

    Directed by Hideo Kojima.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Increase speed, drop down and reverse direction!

    by Tall_Boy66

    2 hours of that.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    The Sequel can be "Space Duel"

    by ironburl

    If anyone is old enuff to remember that one. I'd like a Sinistar movie.... "I LIVE!!!"....The Asteroids Galaxy Tour can do the soundtrack to the Asteroids movie....

  • July 2, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    UP NEXT: TETRIS THE MOVIE

    by Zardozap2005

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE_1KlWFJyA

  • July 2, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Gunstar Heroes

    by Semen Stains

    Directed by Park Chan Wook

  • July 3, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Punch-Out... THE MOVIE!

    by Triple_J_72

    Think of it... an up and coming boxer named Little Mac, in a blood transfusion gone wrong, gets infected by radioactivity, then his hair turns green and becomes super-strong and helps found a new boxing league of mutant fighters! Tyson could make a cameo... or Stallone! It practically writes itself!

  • July 3, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Not an arcade game but...Ninja Golf.

    by Dingbatty

    Or ET reboot, based on the Atari version.

  • July 3, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    You already got Monkey Island.

    by Dingbatty

    The POTC series ripped it off, majorly.

  • July 3, 2009, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Ghosts & Goblins

    by CANT_WAIT_TO_HATE

    ...with Russell Crowe

  • July 3, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Ghouls & Ghosts......

    by CANT_WAIT_TO_HATE

    ....would be the sequel followed by Super G&G(3) & Ultimate G&G(4).....

  • July 3, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    So any news on the WoW movie?

    by Chain

  • July 3, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    in life, sometimes everything falls into place.

    by ironic_name

  • July 3, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    TETRIS THE MOVIE <P> http://tinyurl.com/ln7jm2

    by ironic_name

    http://tinyurl.com/ln7jm2

  • July 3, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    I keep telling myself...

    by Sithtastic

    people get paid to come up with ideas in Hollywood, but then I remembered they were simply better optioning them. I don't know how far the powers that be want to carry this slavish yen to appease our respective deferred adulthoods, but what I do know is Asteroids is perhaps the most underwhelming way to do it...unless of course they let me see it for a quarter.

  • July 3, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Toobin' with Matthew McConaughey

    by IndyCollector

    You know it would work.

  • July 3, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    You guys are getting it all wrong...

    by GiveYerHeadAShake

    It's not Asteroids Movie... it's "A Steroids Movie", starring Hulk Hogan, Mickey Roark, 250 NFL football players and Sly Stallone's Dick Veins!!

  • July 3, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Actually, I like...

    by GiveYerHeadAShake

    Burgertime: The Movie, starring Jack Black. It's kind of funny how Jack Black is the first name that comes to mind for these video game movies.

  • July 3, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Who the hell greenlights this stuff?

    by cthulu660

    Do they pitch these ideas to a focus group of monkeys or something?

  • July 3, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    TETRIS: The ultimate chick flick

    by FeralAngel

    Supposedly the femmes dig this game the most. Figures. Tetris is like what avalanches would be like if chicks ran them: bigass rocks fall into neat little modular crevices and arrange themselves into pleasing patterns that totally complement each other and bring interest and texture into their surroundings. Thus robbing a devastating act of God and force of nature of its virtue. And making it, I might add, gay as hell.

  • July 3, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    The Story...

    by Henry Fool

    A lone, vector triangle must defend itself against of oncoming circles that break into pieces when shot in this soul stirring epic from the man that brought you Galaxian: The Ballet...

  • July 3, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US! The movie!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 3, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Coppola's TETRO: Close, but no cigar!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    He should have had Vincent Gallo battle odd shaped falling blocks!

  • July 3, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    I am shocked! SHOCKED!!

    by indyhu

    Not a single one of you missed the obvious: George Lucas directs "Missle Command". Shia Lebouf stars in the far reaching Sci-fi fantasy about a young man with an innate ability to shoot missles out of the sky. It's one man vs. Kim Jong Il and North Korea as they attempt to carpet nuke us to hell!!! Liam Neeson co-stars as the mentor, teaching him how to feel the missles approach, and blow then outta the sky. Alsto starrying Rachel McAdams for the love interest who only loves him when he is shooting missles.

  • July 3, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    masturbating: the movie

    by ironic_name

  • July 3, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    up up down down left right left right b a start

    by bobbofatz

    The Movie! Brought to you by the incredible teaming of McG and Uwe Boll

  • July 3, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Scarface: The movie

    by Kaitain

    Based on the 2006 game. Al Pacino could play Tony Montana. I do like the Toobin'/McConaughey concept. That could definitely work. I'm visualizing a cameo for Curtis Armstrong.

  • July 3, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    They've already made plenty of those ironic_name

    by Johnno

    How ironic...

  • July 3, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST

    I think Mudflap and Skids should star in this.

    by ackack

    Bringing racism to space!

  • July 4, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST

    PONG! the movie

    by mistergreen

    I can't believe you guys didn't think of this.

  • July 5, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Ass: the movie: the game

    by the zapper

  • July 5, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Yar's Revenge 2: The Revenge Of Yar

    by fistmagnet

    Starring Fred Ward and Barry Corbin.

  • July 7, 2009, 12:17 a.m. CST

    ELEVATOR ACTION!:a Luc Besson film

    by AspectRatio235

    You know you want it!!