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We're seeing this licensing issue pop up in several movies now as the line between film and advertisements is starting to vanish. These specific video game characters already popped up, along with newer ones, in Wreck-It Ralph, and a similar tactic was used in The Lego Movie, which utilized Lego versions of Batman, Superman, the Ninja Turtles and NBA players among other familiar brands.
My first thought looking at this shot of Michelle Monaghan, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage is WHAT have they done to Peter Dinklage?
That time of year is almost upon us. In just two weeks, geeks and nerds from around the world will be hopping in their cars and boarding planes to head out to southern California for the annual San Diego Comic-Con. As always, we expect that the event will be packed with all kinds of big announcements and sneak peeks, but what hasnít been clear is precisely what is going to be on display. Today the roll-out of that information has begun.
Pixels begins when an alien race gets a hold of video feeds from classic 80s video games and interprets them as a declaration of war. Training using the game footage they have, the aliens decide to invade Earth, and the President has no choice but to turn to his childhood best friends and enlist a team of champion arcade video game players to help stop the extraterrestrial forces from destroying our planet.
Iím looking forward to Chris Columbusí Pixels, which is close to reaching a level of actual legitimacy now that the massively talented Peter Dinklage is in early talks to star. A Lannister always pays his debts, but letís see how they do when it comes to playing video games.
Gad and James have entered into early talks for Pixels, a comedy inspired by a short film of the same name that made the rounds in 2010. The imaginative animation - viewable inside - showcased what might happen to New York City if it were overrun by the characters of 1980s video games. As you might imagine, the answer is delightful mayhem.
You might remember the creative short "Pixels" from when it went viral in 2010. The inventive short showed what New York City would be like if things were a little more like video games, 8-bit ones to be specific. Turns out, pixelated mayhem would drop from the skies, converting our everyday streets into clunky blocks. Pac-Man would cruise the subway tunnels looking for a bite. Tetris pieces would eradicate skyscraper stories while Donkey Kong and Frogger caused traffic accidents.
Two of the biggest sci-fi movies of 2013 are having their release schedules messed with. Sony has decided to make a few adjustments to their calendar next year and have even gone as far as to boot one of their biggest films off of it. The trade has learned that Elysium, the new movie from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, has shifted from March 1, 2013 to August 9, 2013 and have taken RoboCop and moved it to February 7, 2014.
Variety says Gordon was hired thanks to his knowledge about video games from King of Kong, but don't expect an insightful look at how video game characters would live in the real world (like, say, Disney's upcoming Wreck-It Ralph). Dowling has apparently been brought in to give the movie a wider scope
Back in September the remake of Red Dawn, directed by Dan Bradley, finally received a bit of good news. After being on hold for the longest time due to the bankruptcy of MGM, FilmDistrict picked up the title for distribution. The only thing missing from the story was an announcement as to when the film would actually be arriving in theaters.
For those of you that havenít been exposed to Patrick Jeanís awesome YouTube short Pixels, let me give a brief summation. Some dude throws an old television away, it blows up and unleashes old school Nintendo
A few weeks ago one of your nerdier friends may have forwarded you a link to "Pixels," the short film by Patrick Jean that went viral on YouTube, featuring a series of 8-bit pixels from the golden age of video games attacking New York City