It’s been a while since we last caught wind of Pixels, Chris Columbus’ bold adaptation that pits Adam Sandler and Co. against a group on oncoming aliens, but today, we’ve been treated to a trio of otherworldly stills that showcase a very familiar looking extraterrestrial threat.
The images, which you can feast your eyes on in the gallery below, depict the likes of Pac-Man and Space Invaders wreaking havoc on some of the world’s most famous landmarks. And so, with planet earth hanging in the balance, the world turns to Sandler’s Sam Brenner — a former video game champion who is now living out the rest of his days as a home theater installer. All that changes overnight, though, when Brenner must band together the finest thumbs in the business — namely Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad’s characters — to overcome the galactic threat.
Based on Patrick Jean’s wonderful animated short, Pixels essentially blurs the line between video games and real life, with beloved icons such as Donkey Kong laying siege to New York City. How this premise translates to a full-length feature remains to be seen, but all signs indicate that Columbus’ adaptation may turn out to be one of the more surprising films released next year.
Sony Pictures will unleash Pixels to the world on June 24, 2015. For now, you can check out those new posters in question in all of their gargantuan glory in the gallery below.
In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.