Space Invaders movie on the way, because Hollywood is where dreams are made

Faced with the dilemma of having turned literally every story ever told by humans into at least three movies (all of them excellent, obviously, and most of them starring Sam Worthington), Hollywood executives have turned to the obvious next source of inspiration: things that aren't stories. In addition to the upcoming Battleship and Monopoly movies, Lorenzo di Bonaventura – producer of all three Transformers movies, as well as Doom and Constantine – has just acquired the rights to Space Invaders, with a view to making it into a blockbuster...

Above: This attempt to make Space Invaders look interesting is actually a load of pants. In unrelated news, how about that movie? 

The Space Invaders film will be co-produced by Gigi Pritzker, who's quoted as telling an interviewer that one of the hardest parts of making a movie is “getting good material” and who previously produced The Spirit, one of the worst-regarded movies ever to be based on beloved source material. Pritzker and di Bonaventura are currently searching for a writer to pad out the bits between “shooting lots of aliens”, “one alien moves quickly,” and “shooting lots more aliens.” Some free suggestions, right off the bat? Add some kissy-kissy crap, make sure the line “we've got company” appears at least twice, and give the hero a tortured relationship with his dead father. Also, cast Sam Worthington. Duh.

Jul 11, 2011

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  • UFAlien - July 14, 2011 12:45 a.m.

    Clearly, the only way for this to work is if they cast both Sam Worthington AND Jason Statham. And also Ray Liotta as an alien.
  • Crypto140 - July 12, 2011 12:43 p.m.

    @Plan10FromOuterSpace What's wrong with explosions and Megan Fox's ass? @ChrisSultista You mean there is a chance they WONT fuck it up? You know how movie directors often say, "At least I didnt make Alone In The Dark?" Well right now Ewe Boll is saying "At least I didnt make the Space Invaders movie"
  • MisterFish - July 12, 2011 3:15 a.m.

    The movie needs to feature "Invaders must die" by The Prodigy for it to be any good at all
  • Erebus - July 12, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    @rabidpotatochip I was thinking the exact same thing! You should have been aiming where I was going, not where I was!
  • mockraven - July 12, 2011 2:56 a.m.

    Mmm, 8-bit character casting, blip-blip sounds, and watching a single defending ship shoot little deadly lines at masses of invaders. Sounds like a fantastic movie, if ever I heard of one! Pure gold! Of course, if it's anything besides what was described, then I'll assume it has nothing to do with the game.
  • rabidpotatochip - July 12, 2011 12:23 a.m.

    Increase speed, drop down and reverse direction!!!
  • UsernameLoser - July 11, 2011 11:28 p.m.

    No mention of the Asteroids movie that was already announced? So you guys hatin' on Asteroids? What makes Space Invaders better than A-steroids?
  • ChrisCultista - July 11, 2011 9:52 p.m.

    I bet you they will still fuck it up somehow.
  • codystovall - July 11, 2011 9:37 p.m.

    The question is......when will we have a galaga and pacman movie.
  • DuffMufflin - July 11, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    my bad dudes it seems theres already a minesweeper movie on its way. if you want to see the trailer heres the link. i think its pretty epic myself actually and itll be commin this fall to a theater near you :P
  • DannyMB - July 11, 2011 9 p.m.

    I cant imagine how many aspiring film-makers/script-writers there are out there with good, original ideas simply aghast at this movie being made. Its an insult to them, and its an insult to some of the quality games out there asking for a movie adaptation.
  • Redeater - July 11, 2011 8:53 p.m.

    This is why I stopped going to the theater. I haven't seen anything pull me into a world like Bioshock has and they couldn't even get that made into a movie.
  • bawrash - July 11, 2011 8:41 p.m.

    Can I recommend orlando bloom, he'd be the perfect square for this movie! lol get it 'square' pmsl
  • DuffMufflin - July 11, 2011 8:37 p.m.

    IS THIS SERIOUS??? hahahaha i mean c'mon this has gotta be joke right cuz im laughin my ass off right now. whats next? are they gonna make an epic drama about the riveting tale that is minesweeper?
  • ChickenFillet5140 - July 11, 2011 8:35 p.m.

  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - July 11, 2011 8:34 p.m.

    Micheal Bay would of been a great director for this film, lets be honest the plot in transformers was little more than an excuse for him to blow stuff up and show us scenes of Megan Fox's ass. With a space invaders movie he could blow stuff up without getting tied down on boring little details like 'story-line', just a man and a constant source of things to shoot
  • mackshizzle - July 11, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    Aw @#$%%##@#$%#@##$%^&*%$#&&%#$%^$###%^&$##$.
  • ArbokDaKobra - July 11, 2011 8:21 p.m.

    So they can make a space invaders movie, without any real production problems, a game with no story,and no material, and at the same time they cant get a gears of war movie off the ground? I don't understand hollywood at all. I'm sad inside.
  • PimplesInYourAsstista - July 11, 2011 8:15 p.m.

    Damn, was hoping Uwe Boll would be the director.

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