Sony Pictures to Release Pixels in Summer 2015
Posted on April 7, 2014
Sony Pictures has announced plans to release Pixels in Summer 2015. The plot of the film sounds funny. It involves aliens who misinterpret video feeds of arcade games as a declaration of war. The aliens decide to invade Earth and it is up to a former 80s video game champion to lead a team of old-school gamers to save Earth.
Pixels will be directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Mrs. Doubtfire). It stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad,. Principal photography on Pixels will begin in June of this year. The film is a Happy Madison/1492 Pictures production. The script was written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling. It is based on a short film directed by Patrick Jean and produced by One More Production.
Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures said in the announcement, "Working together, Adam Sandler and Chris Columbus have created a story that will deliver truly unique action, comedy and special effects, and bring back beloved arcade game characters in a delightfully original manner. Pixels is the perfect showcase for Adam's brand of all-audience comedy."