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Nordling here.

"I've still got a trick or two up my sleeve... watch as I fire upwards THROUGH OUR OWN SHIELD!"

It was announced last month that Roland Emmerich may well be directing a feature film based on 1980s classic arcade game ASTEROIDS, and now according to the Hollywood Reporter, it looks like SPACE INVADERS is coming to the big screen as well.  The film will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who has already brought back such 80s mainstays as G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS as well as developing the aforemetioned ASTEROIDS, along with producer Gigi Pritzker.

For those unfamiliar, SPACE INVADERS was one of the very first arcade cabinet games and was hugely popular.  In it, the player controlled a portable gun from left to right as alien cloumns slowly descended to Earth.  Once the aliens hit the ground, the game was over.  I can't imagine how a film would capture the sense of impending doom as we mourn the loss of our spare change, but it's possible.

We've had so many alien invasion films that I don't know how a film based on SPACE INVADERS would bring anything unique to the concept.  It seems as if they just want to cash in on the title.  Perhaps the film will be about a squad of soldiers in a tank shooting at the incoming aliens.  di Bonaventura certainly loves the 1980s, it seems, and with this film and ASTEROIDS, all that seems to be missing is a PAC-MAN film.  Although if someone adapted DEFENDER?  I'd probably love it, as that was my favorite space game of the 80s.  I especially loved shooting all the people below and watching the world explode.  Put THAT in a movie, somebody!

Nordling, out.

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  • July 8, 2011, 7:55 a.m. CST

    I just made Asteroids...

    by Bodacious_Crumb my toilet. Space Invaders will be just as good.

  • July 8, 2011, 7:55 a.m. CST

    still waiting

    by mick vance

    for a castlevania movie, dammit! i don't care if it stars trevor, simon, or alucard; i just wanna see a bunch of awesome monsters roaming around one castle with drac at the end!

  • July 8, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    There was a Castlevania movie.It was called Van Helsing.

    by KilliK

    and what a great movie it was....

  • July 8, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST

    I'm Looking Forward To The Epic ADVENTURE (ATARI 2600) Trilogy

    by NeonFrisbee

    Who wouldn't thrill to the adventures of square as he battles his way through giant ducks to get the magic chalice! The extended cut will include the square's thrilling discovery of the magic dot which leads to the secret room with the mystical script from the Creator. I'm trembling with excitement!

  • July 8, 2011, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Van Helsing

    by mick vance

    was nothing like castlevania. that movie was a cartoon. a castlevania movie would have a darker vibe and pull more from the mythology of classic monsters. however, with all of the studio input, it probably would end up just like van helsing. now i've depressed myself...

  • Muahahahaha!

  • Yeah, I said it. Oh, and I meant it.

  • July 8, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    I hope they look to MARS ATTACKS for inspiration.

    by blackwood

    Just make it weird, and funny, and throw in Futurama-like references to the actual game. Why not?

  • July 8, 2011, 8:25 a.m. CST


    by Desk of Steel

    For a second there, I thought the epic, "SPACED INVADERS", was being remade.

  • July 8, 2011, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Breakout? Pong?

    by Lee Briggs

    Plenty more terrible ideas where this came from. However a Zork game might just show a little imagination. Unleash the grue!

  • July 8, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    we need JET SET WILLY THE MOVIE!!!!

    by Gorgomel

  • July 8, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    BURGERTIME starring Kevin James

    by MaliceHighload

    A Joust movie would be kinda neat. Flying jousting ostriches. Space Invaders sounds slightly more promising than Asteroids. In any case, let's dump fuckloads of development money into shitty movie ideas. Let's do that!

  • July 8, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    The Space Invaders 'adaptation does already exist (and many more): enjoy it ...

    by Jean-Marc from Paris

    Just watch it :

  • July 8, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Make the obvious movie: Zelda

    by My best friend

  • July 8, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Robotron or Missile Command

    by Truxton Spangler

    before Space Invaders.

  • July 8, 2011, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Re: Jet Set Willy

    by Lee Briggs

    I have a hunch Matthew Smith watched The Forbidden Zone a few times before writing it, try that!

  • July 8, 2011, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Pac Man story of morbidly obese trailer dweller

    by Shayde

    Who believes there's such a thing as ghosts.

  • July 8, 2011, 8:46 a.m. CST


    by cinematt

    I can just see it now! Make it a comedy movie with Seth Rogan as a prosector mining for precious minerals when he gets accosted by dragons and pookahs, and has to inflate them to death with his air drill, or drop rocks on them as they chase him! That would be entertaining! (For about three minutes...)

  • July 8, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Zaxxon: The Movie

    by skycrapper

    used to love that game.

  • July 8, 2011, 8:49 a.m. CST

    How about Dragon's Lair?

    by cinematt

    What might be a good idea would be to do a full length animated movie based on the Dragon's Lair game. Don Bluth's animation in that game was amazing, but knowing how Hollyweird works today, theyd want to CG it to death, and it would look like crap. Oh well...

  • July 8, 2011, 8:49 a.m. CST

    PAC MAN as commentary on over-eating, gluttony, over-consumption

    by Spandau Belly

    Make it like that WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE movie, all grounded and sombre. I'll see it.

  • July 8, 2011, 8:50 a.m. CST

    SNOW BROS as commentary on climate crisis/global warming

    by Spandau Belly

    Call Terrence Malick and if he passes, call Werner Herzog.

  • July 8, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    National Lampoon's Vacation joke

    by catlettuce4

    Rusty: Hey, ya' got Pac Man? Cousin Dale: No. Rusty: Ya' got Space Invaders? Cousin Dale: Nope. Rusty: Ya' got Asteroids? Cousin Dale: Naw, but my dad does. Can't even sit on the toilet some days.

  • July 8, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Where is the Metal Gear Solid movie?

    by sunwukong86

  • July 8, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Well they already made Spaced Invaders.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • July 8, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I'M BAD!

  • July 8, 2011, 8:52 a.m. CST

    It seems as if they just want to cash in on the title.

    by ATARI

    Gosh, ya think?<br> <br>

  • July 8, 2011, 8:53 a.m. CST


    by ATARI

    Do it!!<br> <br> All your vector graphics are belong to us!!<br> <br>

  • July 8, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST

    I am Lrrr from the planet Ninten-doo 64!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Drop down, increase speed, and reverse direction!

  • July 8, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    AICN already announced this:

    by Jaster You guys really gotta keep track of your own articles. Aren't you even a little embarrassed? You've done this several times.

  • July 8, 2011, 9 a.m. CST

    It has to be a comedy...

    by Andrew Coleman

    If they simply make it like Battle: Los Angeles or something and the title is "Space Invaders" people will simply not see it. The movie will have to be like Mars Attacks or it's pointless.

  • July 8, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    shooting through own shield

    by mick vance

    this episode of futurama taught me to do that; although, i never really played that game before i saw this episode. it was before my time. however, when i play the rom, i say the parts from the episode while drinking shasta and listening to rush...

  • July 8, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    a bleak downbeat RODGER DOGER style LEISURE SUIT LARRY

    by Spandau Belly

    make it happen!

  • July 8, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Paper Boy

    by RogueWarrior65

    And let's not forget the super-cool vector graphics games like Tempest.

  • July 8, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    All your base are belong to us.

    by v3d

  • July 8, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST

    crazy climber

    by disfigurehead

  • July 8, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST

    I'm in for a sweet Legend of Zelda movie.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    But, it's dangerous to go to the theater alone. Take this.

  • July 8, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Dear God

    by vincewhirlwind

    What a cretinous, inane, pathetic, worthless fucking piece of shit idea this is. 'Geek' or not, is there not some kind of consensual cut-off point for gargling the liquified shit of cynical, talentless corporate artisans?

  • July 8, 2011, 9:30 a.m. CST

    These guys have realy run out of ideas!

    by CeejayNightwing

  • July 8, 2011, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Berserk - The original shooter game

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    that's the movie I want to see...The Rise of EVIL OTTO! Also the 1st video game to actually kill somebody in real life!

  • July 8, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST

    BREAKING NEWS! Exclusive!

    by theDORK

    Plans are afoot to make a major motion picture of the old, "The following is brought to you in living color, on NBC" Peacock. It will be an origin story showing the life history of the famed, colorful bird, from being hatched and the way to the eventual climax of taking it's rightful place at the start of 20th century NBC programming. Watch for "The NBC Peacock" coming to a theater near you in 2014.

  • July 8, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Those Unfamiliar With Space Invaders...

    by Tim Hendon

    ...can go straight to Hell.

  • July 8, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST

    The Legend Of Zelda movie...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...HAS to contain a scene with Link saying, "Well excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse, me, Princess!" And Zelda has to keep the same big 80s hair.

  • July 8, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST


    by XxSoulFlyxX

    I'd pay to see that one.

  • July 8, 2011, 10:14 a.m. CST

    This just in: Michael Bay in talks to make....

    by Zombiana_Jones

    ...the 'Eliza' movie. He was quoted as saying, "Yep! It'll be great---lots of 'splosions and car chases, just like the original game..."

  • July 8, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    How about an 'Oregon Trail' movie?

    by Zombiana_Jones

    ...Or was that 'Wagons East'...? I'm still waiting on the 'Zork' film series, myself...Seriously, now...There was enough wit in all those Infocomm games to actually write a damn fun movie. WHERE'S THE LOVE for Infocomm? I ask you...

  • July 8, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Joust, Defender, Battle Zone, OH YEAH!!!

    by Gumbo1

  • July 8, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Pac Man prequel

    by cloneomat A dedicated architect spends his whole life perfecting his life’s work – a huge labyrinth of glass and steel which will stand as a monument to man’s achievements and the wonders of human ingenuity. He neglects both his wife who is pregnant with their unborn son and even his own health to finish this project, limiting his meals to bowls of cherries (his one indulgence as a child). But what no one knew was that in order to build on such a scale, he laid his foundation atop an ancient burial ground, disrupting the rest of the spirits that dwelled there. He spends his life haunted by poltergeists and vengeful spirits, persevering only long enough to see his life’s work finished. Seeing his determination, the spirits then go after his family…and that’s when he decides to fight back. Finally, on the day his project was to be completed, on what was supposed to be the happiest day of his life, he sacrifices himself to stop the angry spirits in what looks to everyone else like an accident. But thanks to his sacrifice, his son is born unharmed. And one day, he’ll grow up, re-enter that maze and avenge his father’s death.

  • July 8, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Fuck me...seriously?

    by nobbythehappyelf

    Can't anyone in the USA write a decent screenplay that's not A) adapted from an existing foreign film version of a novel B) reebooted failed franchise C) based upon an '80s toy D) adapted from a naff superhero origin story Where is Olly Stone when I need him? Where is Pinkville? I'm falling out of love with the USA

  • July 8, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Xybots, revenge of the fallen

    by Gorgomel

  • July 8, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Gaspar Noe's TEMPEST

    by NeonFrisbee

    Someone mentioned Tempest, this is the Tempest movie I want to see. Something Enter The Void-y, which is also pretty Tron.

  • July 8, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    My favorite thing to do in Defender..

    by shiekybaby

    was beam the humans almost all the way up to my spaceship, then release them and watch them fall back to earth as I cackled maniacally. I was a disturbed 10 year old, but it was better than shooting up my school.

  • July 8, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Demon Attack!!! DO I-IIIIIIITTT!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Astronut

    Just kidding. Jesus Christ, WTF is happening to this world? Why not do a great original sci-fi film first RATHER THAN TRY TO BUILD ONE AROUND A FUCKING VIDEO GAME LICENSE???

  • July 8, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Video Games indicating mental disorder?

    by nobbythehappyelf

    Shiekybaby I used to tease the little chaps who needed rescuing in Choplifter by takiing off just as they got to the Helo... I'd also strafe them and squash them with the chopper - both of which would make my little sister cry... And Xybots kicked all sorts of butt. What were the characters names again? Ace something and Rock Hardy?

  • July 8, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST


    by moonlightdrive

    And I'm series. That would be awesome as a movie.

  • July 8, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    I'm all up for Dragon Ninja too. Love that game.

    by moonlightdrive

  • July 8, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    How about a reboot of Wing Commander with Mark Hamill

    by cinematt

    Of the countless video games I played in my youth, the "Wing Commander" series for the Playstation was one of my favorites. Not just a video game, but a movie you could actually control in terms of dialogue, character development and plot points. Mark Hamill tore it up as Lieutenant Blair in that game, and a pretty nifty supporting cast of recognizable character actors including Biff Tannen himself, Thomas F. Wilson, rounded out the performances. With its multiple character behavior options resulting in numerous possible outcomes and endings, Wing Commander was fascinating and engaging. Its a pity that the big screen version of this was crap, because I would love to see a faithful version of this done for the cinema. Guess we'll never know though.

  • July 8, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Double Dragon! Final Fight!

    by moonlightdrive

  • July 8, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Give me some Gauntlet any day of the week.

    by moonlightdrive

    That would be superb as a movie. Why do movies of these flimsy lightweight games when you have games that are much more obvious for movie adaptation?

  • July 8, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Hell, they ** DID ** just do ZOOKEEPER...

    by Astronut

    Starring Kevin James. I agree with the dude above who said throw Kevin James in a BURGERTIME movie. That should be legendary. Yeah. Right.

  • July 8, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Kool-Aid Man: The Movie

    by boliver

    Make it a drama with Kool-Aid Man as a depressed alcoholic who hasn't crashed through a wall in 20 years. I'd pay to see that!

  • July 8, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Wait, Michael Bay owns Platinum Dunes?

    by Zombiana_Jones

    ...Then why hasn't he double-dipped and done a 'Go-Bots' movie through them? Want to make a great video-game film? Try BERZERK or LOST TOMB....Bastiches...!

  • July 8, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    PONG: The Movie?

    by aphextwin

    an Intergalactic clash is going to be resolved by the one game that is universally known and accepted.

  • July 8, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    CGI version of The secret of monkey Island...

    by nobbythehappyelf

    Voiced by Mark Hamill, Billy West and the Monty Python Team.... would make a great show

  • July 8, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Lands of Lore trilogy directed by Peter Jackson

    by Gorgomel

    Westwood Studios rule!

  • July 8, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST


    by Gorgomel

  • July 8, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    new ET movie based on the atari video game to be made

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    it's going to be the most confusing and abstract film in existence.

  • July 8, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Wait a minute...Why are we even talking about games, when...

    by Zombiana_Jones

    ...The oft-promised (or was it 'threatened'?) 'Paper Football: The Motion Picture' has yet to be released? I mean, if we're gonna get serious about mining the average middle-ager's youth for film, let's get serious! There are TONS of things the average teenager of the 80's loved to do that could be easily adapted to film: Jacking off to Farrah Fawcett/Suzanne Somers/Heather Locklear/etc. :The Movie Snowball/Rock/BB Gun/Roman Candle Fight :The Movie Hit Frog/Lizard/Cat/Dog/Squirrel/etc. with a Rock/BB/Stick :The Movie Eating Cap'n Crunch while watching Looney Tunes on Saturday Morning :The Movie Beating the shit out of that nerdy kid at school :The Movie (Wait, I WAS that nerdy kid for a couple of years...) Sneaking out at Night to TP the nerdy kid's house down the street :The Movie Stealing a Bentley full of cocaine and driving it backwards to Tijuana to pick up whores :The Movie ...And the list goes on and on!!! Why are we wasting our time with Video Games?

  • July 8, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Wonder if it'll be slow, boring and no fun at all...just like the game

    by alienindisguise

    I'm a retro gamer but some of the "classics" are just pure shit.

  • July 8, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Desperate...just desperate!

    by marineboy

  • July 8, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by nobbythehappyelf

    Can I please book three tickets for the matinee showing of this Hit Frog/Lizard/Cat/Dog/Squirrel/etc. with a Rock/BB/Stick :The Movie And also "Having the school nurse cup your balls with her icy hand : The Move."

  • July 8, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Hang on, gotta Swede those real quick...

    by Zombiana_Jones

    ...And then i'll be RICH, BEEYATCH!!!

  • July 8, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Hit Frog with Rock:4D

    by Zombiana_Jones

    ...4D: Length, Width, Depth...And a sudden, unexplained searing pain in the back of your skull....

  • July 8, 2011, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Yet no GALAGA movie?!

    by DrPain

    Space invaders sucked. Galaga is where it's at.

  • July 8, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST


    by REDD

    Asteroids do not concern me, Admiral, I want that ship - not excuses.

  • July 8, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST


    by REDD

    Yes, a Galaga movie! That, or Sinistar.

  • in 2011, news of a space invaders movie is a reality. This is how far we've fallen, people. I need a drink.....

  • July 8, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    I can sorta see how Space Invaders would work

    by Dreamwriter

    A super huge, gigantic fleet of hostile aliens approaching earth, and we have to try and destroy them before they reach us. Just start with a scout from the fleet crashing on earth (or discovering that the Roswell crash was from that fleet), have plenty of drama regarding the people who will be fighting them off and more drama about creating the tech for doing so. There ya go, a basic premise for a Space Invaders movie that's different from just any alien invasion.

  • July 8, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Tube Socks: The Movie

    by boliver

    starring Steve Guttenberg, Marc Singer, Jan Michael-Vincent, and Clare "Where's the Beef?" Peller. With a special cameo appearance from W.A.S.P. That being said, I hope a Shogun Warriors movie gets made someday...

  • July 8, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    QBERT: The Motion Picture

    by Simpsonian

  • July 8, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    River City Ransom: The Movie would own your faces

    by Lucky13


  • July 8, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    They should make that TRON game into a movie...

    by I_Snake_Plissken

  • July 8, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I want to see Personal Space Invaders.

    by sweeneydave

    A thriller about those people that stand uncomfortably close to you.

  • July 8, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones V: The Wrath of Pitfall Harry

    by theDORK

    Not since his formidable rival Belloq has Dr. Jones faced such a worthy foe.

  • July 8, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Terrence Malick's 'Elite'

    by the_shitweasel_with_a_quizzical_brow

    I took as long to load from cassette tape as he takes to make films. At least a 10 hour Directors Cut on that one!

  • July 8, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Anybody remember lightbulb head alien game?

    by cinematt

    Anybody remember this one arcade game, I cant quite remember the name, but it featured this talking alien with a head shaped like a light bulb that would challenge you, harass you through the game, and then rate you at the end? The gameplay was similar to "Asteroids" in that you piloted a ship in the center of the screen, and would have to fight off approaching alien ships and weapons coming right at you. The game would start with light bulb head alien saying "So, a creature for my amusement! PREPARE FOR BATTLE!" and then the game would begin. When you lost your last life, light bulb head alien would reappear and say something like, "Our battle is completed creature, you were an easy (or stimulating or challenging depending on how well you did) opponent." If anybody remembers that game, can you tell me the name of it?

  • July 8, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by Billy_D_Williams

    i dont understand the logic here. most movie tickets are sold to young people between the ages of 13 and 25...those people were raised on X-Box and dont even know what the fuck space invaders and asteroids is, so the name brand recognition doesn't fly. so why else is hollywood hellbent on flogging these old corpses??? there are no stories in these old arcade games so clearly they're only interested in the brand recognition.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Ninja Gaiden: The Movie

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Normally they say...*Gai*-den. But it's pronounced....GAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYDEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNN. Gay-to-the-double"A"-den! Two snaps up and a Gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy-den!

  • July 8, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    cinematt - it was called Space Fury

    by boliver

  • July 8, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    turbo grafx 16 : the movie

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    but only me and 2 other people on the planet would be interested. I'm betting nobody here remembers that system existed.

  • Watching 300 million worth of special effects "march" to the surface with that silly sound effect is worth my $18.50. And the faster they descend, the faster you have to make that sound. Also: For better lasers, crank up the treble.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Video Games were a lifesaver!

    by AlbertPyun

    Back when I was trying to get The Sword and the Sorcerer sold and made, every day was a grim struggle as there were so many rejections over the 4 long years of trekking up and down the streets of Hollywood, presentation boxes in arm. At the end of each day, I stopped by my local 7-11 store and took my frustrations out on these videos games. Each Invader was a snotty exec or snotty exec's assistant i had met with that day. I killed a lot of execs over those 4 years.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Tally my vote for JOUST. As an 80's-esque Scifi/Sword & Sorcery.

    by Dennis_Moore

    Knights, giant ostrich steeds, volcanic planet -- shit writes itself.

  • July 8, 2011, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Samantha Fox's Strip Poker in Imax 3D

    by Gorgomel

  • July 8, 2011, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Thanks bolivar! Cool link!

    by cinematt

  • July 8, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Elevator Action

    by Quackfu

    subtitled: No not a porn!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 8, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Centipede could be interesting

    by Quackfu

    or not

  • July 8, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    They should make LAW OF THE WEST.....C64 classic.

    by SmokieGeezer

  • July 8, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    All this for SPACE INVADERS and they can't make Substitute V???

    by SmokieGeezer

  • July 8, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    And His Name Was Warren Robinett....

    by Dyslexic_Palindrome

    Any Atari 2600 Adventure Movie should have a Cameo featuring Warren Robinett. He's the inventor of "The Easter Egg" as far as Im concerned. He should be seen near a blue bridge and a black speck in the shot somehow, crossing a yellow line.... ;-)

  • July 8, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Night Driver.... The Perfect Park Ride.

    by Dyslexic_Palindrome

    If anyone remembers playing Night Driver, you didnt steer the car, you actually controlled the road. *ugh* If they made an amusement park ride based on this game now, it might actually kick ass. The seats stay basically in the same place, LIKE THE CAR on the 2600 screen. Then you just have one of the big honkin' Imax screens to give you motion sickness and spray elements in your face.... like the old Mystery Mine rides and half the rides at Universal Studios seem to be now. Michael Bay can make the movie. Its RIGHT up his alley. No plot, all car crashes. Its a high school traffic film with a 100 million dollar budget for special effects. Nic Cage could star, just to make sure it would have NO redeeming value....

  • July 8, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Leisure Suit Larry the movie

    by empty_headed_animal

    I'd pay to see that one. Boom-chicka-wow!

  • July 8, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST


    by J43 the 80's game I want to see in movie form.

  • July 8, 2011, 6:24 p.m. CST

    I'm all for this, this stupid idea


    if it means we'll eventually get Joust and Defender. For Joust I would cast everyone from Game of Thrones.

  • July 8, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    David Fincher's PAC MAN, starring Jesse Eisenberg as Pac Man

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • July 8, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Bayou Billy

    by Bubba Gillman

    It could be a Deliverance for the new millennium!

  • July 8, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by MurderMostFowl

    My vote goes for Berserk. The Game box art always made it look like there was a much deeper plot going on there. It would be a hell of a lot more interesting than Space Invaders. Rant time... how the hell coulda stupid idea like this get such strong support and back in the 90's Wing Commander, a game with an actual plot, got hit with a plate of hot shit in its face?

  • July 8, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    C64 games could be nice...

    by MurderMostFowl

    Forbidden Forrest Raid over Moscow Castle of Dr Creep Tons of original games that you could turn into better movies than fucking space invaders.

  • July 8, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Thundarr The Barbarian!!!!!!!

    by plisskenman

    Seriously, this needs to be made. I can see a trilogy happening. Better this than the chronicles of ripdick with vin diesel

  • July 8, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST


    by jameskpolk

    I hunger...

  • July 8, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    jeez the new coding sucks

    by jameskpolk

    My lame-ass joke was just truncated down to the last line. Sadly-- the point of my post remains unchanged...

  • July 8, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    No love for Spaced Invaders????

    by Alientoast


  • July 8, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    they won't make Blood Meridian, but they'll make this

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    the idea of a pacman film cracks me up, I liked the bit they had of it in Club Dread. <P> They could make a film of Monkey Island, and then have forty intermissions where you're invited to insert disc 1,2,10 etc.

  • July 8, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Bay's 'Commando' Another great fun but shallow film

    by the_shitweasel_with_a_quizzical_brow

  • July 8, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    No comment.

    by Yelsaeb

  • July 8, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Zork the Movie

    by brandonbreaks

    The Great Underground Empire, Wizard of Frobozz, & The Dungeon Master. All three of those games would make for a great trilogy. And with a big $tudio picking up the bill, & a good director, could actually make for a hit. I'm biased though, grew up playing those games.

  • July 8, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Custer's Revenge: The Movie

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Rated NC-17.

  • July 8, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Damn di Bonaventura is very vad at this!

    by chien_sale

    Transformers sucks it's Transformers rethought through the mediocre lence of Michael Bay, GI Joe was not GI Joe, it was British Action Man.

  • July 8, 2011, 11:48 p.m. CST

    no one mentioned Golden Axe?


    Golden Axe ftw. Or how about GAUNTLET?

  • July 8, 2011, 11:55 p.m. CST


    by Warren Fahy


  • July 9, 2011, 12:18 a.m. CST


    by Warren Fahy

    We want to occupy the unlimited talent (and limited time) of the best actors in the business on this one. So let's make sure Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Denzel Washington are on board. And maybe we can drag Peter O'Toole into it for a final bow. Is Albert Finney available? Cate Blanchett, Paul Giamatti, Ian McKellan... and let's dragoon Hollywood's A-list screenwriters, too. Don't let writers come up with ideas because then they, well, OWN them. Just put the cart there, then put the best writers behind the cart, and then pay them to PUSH the cart. That way WE own the concept and they spend their limitless talent (and limited time) doing what we say... Of course, we'll need 150 million dollars...

  • July 9, 2011, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Oregon Trail movie = Meek's Crossing

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    And that's one of the best movies of 2011 (which hasn't been a great year for cinema, frankly, so far, and we're half-way through it).

  • July 9, 2011, 4:16 a.m. CST

    My vote's for Vanguard

    by tangcameo

    The only Atari game I could get through without dying. Well, ok, I died repeatedly but it never sent me back to the beginning.

  • July 9, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    If based on 1981's "Invader" novel....

    by DocM

    If based on 1980's "Invader" novel from Jove Pub. it could be great. This little treasure was written by Albert F. Hill & David C. Hill and was very well crafted with a big twist at the end. While following the general pattern of Earth combatinf an alien threat, it does it with intelligence and would make a very good film. I lost my copy a few moves ago, and it's been out of print for years, but Amazon has a few used copies cheap. Check it out.

  • July 9, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST

    The one video game that might work.

    by v3d

    Sam and Max Freelance Police. Though technically, it was a PC game.

  • July 9, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by the1980mutant

    ...Could have had a lot of potential for a sci-fi film franchise. Too bad they shit in their own drinking water. On a side note, someone get Dave Twohy to do a Legend of Zelda flick, and cast Diesel as Ganon. Do the gerundo thief storyline and lead it into Link's childhood and intro to Hyrule/Triforce. Why the hell not? Just dont cast total fags as Link/Zelda.

  • July 9, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Di Bonaventura is behind this???

    by Billy_D_Williams

    This is the man who greenlit The Matrix, Three Kings, and brought Aronofsky to Warners to make Batman 5 (before Nolan)...oh how the mighty have fallen.

  • July 9, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Yars' Revenge ... THE MOVIE

    by Triple_J_72

    Shia Labeouf once again plays the reluctant hero, equipped with a suit of armor resembling a giant hornet, to avenge his homeworld's destruction in an attempt to eradicate the evil Qotile. Labeouf: I have to EAT his shield? Ohhhhhh nonononononono...

  • July 9, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Tapper ... THE MOVIE

    by Triple_J_72

    Tom Hanks is a bartender desperate for some extra cash, so he works 'round the clock 24/7, at saloons, ballparks, punk rock bars, then he gets whisked to another planet where he serves weird aliens. Sponsored by Budweiser, your king of beers.

  • July 9, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    I'm waiting for the videogame iteration of Jet Set Willy.......

    by david starling

    Now, that could work!! Willy wants to sleep, and ends up on a crazy quest to retrieve all the silverware and glassware from a party the night before, before the housemaid will let him sleep!! And throw-in a crazy throwback to Manic Miner, as a sort of flashback, and you could have a winner there - possibly? Whatever, its a lot better an idea than Asteroids - I mean, just switch on Sy-Fy, there are loads of asteroid movies on there!!

  • July 9, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Arch Rivals ... THE MOVIE

    by Triple_J_72

    A fledgling 2-on-2 basketball league recruits the team of Chris Rock and Owen Wilson. Together, they punch and cheat their way to the championship game. Will they win it all? Cameos from Dick Vitale and Marv Albert. OHHHHH... YESSSSSS... OH BABY I DON'T BELIEVE IIIIIIIIT...

  • They are themeparks unto themselves. They are the tardus. They are worlds within worlds. There was an age undreamed of. Where giant gleaming citadels of games towered over all. Crowds and lines of people so thick you could not see what was being played except on monitors mounted above the machines mirroring the latest attraction. This was the new renaissance. I am bringing it back to you soon.

  • July 9, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Spy Hunter

    by UltraTron

    should have been made already- he fucking hunts spys-he's a James Bond killer-bad as shit

  • July 9, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Redneck Rampage the movie

    by empty_headed_animal

    starring Larry the cable guy and Jeff Foxworthy. To any studio heads reading this I'll take my payment for the idea now thanks.

  • July 9, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST



    how often do you have that extreme reaction? The movie is so fucking awful you are genuinely SHOCKED! Like when I saw DOOM. WTF was that?!?!

  • ...but it was the first one that was mega-popular. JOUST would be a much more fun movie to make. Make it without CGI crap and you'll have a real retro-looking 80s-type fantasy movie.

  • ...knows how old they are :).

  • July 11, 2011, 4:16 a.m. CST

    M.U.L.E.: Crystite Is Forever!

    by Evil Lincoln

  • July 11, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Rags to Riches, reality TV show.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Starring Karl Pilkington.

  • July 11, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST


    by Karen Hinojosa

    This was my favorite arcade game. I'm looking forward to seeing this!