Viral Video Pixels to be a Feature Film

Edgar Wright started the spread of a very cool animated video called Pixels that featured the world being under seige by 8-bit video game characters. It was very creative and very well done.

Now Adam Sandler got his teeth into it and is developing a feature film based on it.

Worst Previews says:

Now comes word that the French filmmaker behind “Pixels,” Patrick Jean, has teamed up with Adam Sandler’s production company to develop a big-screen version of the short.

The project is still in the early stages and has yet to sign a writer, but the plan is to make an action comedy similar to “Ghostbusters.” The idea is that character will come out of a video game to wreak havoc in the real world.

I am very encouraged to see what he does with this.

Check out the original short, which is totally worth it on its own:

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6 thoughts on “Viral Video Pixels to be a Feature Film

  1. I would agree that the short is amazing, but I don’t see there being any potential for dialogue. With Sandler picking it up too I don’t no if I would want to bore myself with his lack of comedy. Great short though.

  2. If they can come up with a “Battleship” and “Monopoly” movie this shouldn’t as far fetched as it seems

  3. I don’t see how you can make this into a 1.5 hour long movie… but hollywood never ceases to amazing me.

    I guess they could make it into a comedy where the 8 bit characters live and work together with humans or something.

  4. A nice enough idea but at first glance I’m not so sure it will work as a feature film. Turning it into a comedy makes sense and I’m certain the effects will look sweet but just not sold on the storyline.

    Ghostbusters is one thing but that’s one hell of a formula you have to get right in order to pull this one off.

  5. I actually don’t see much promise in this. It might work, sure, but I don’t really see this working in a larger scale.

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