The first official image from the upcoming movie Pixels has been released, featuring stars Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Michelle Monaghan.
The movie is based on the hit short film of the same name, which sees classic arcade games invading a city. In the movie, aliens mistake a satellite feed of these classic arcade games as a declaration of war, and invade our planet using mimicry of the games and their strategies. This leads the U.S. president (played by Kevin James) to turn to three of his childhood friends, former arcade game prodigies who haven’t amounted to anything in their adults years, one being a TV mechanic (Sandler), one being a felon (Dinklage), and one being a conspiracy theorist (Gad). Monaghan plays a weapons expert who helps the trio. Basically, that episode of Futurama.
You can check out the first image from Pixels below.
Of the movie, director Chris Columbus said:
“I feel very fortunate to be able to do a movie that feels extraordinarily original and unique. It’s a little bit of an homage to Ghostbusters and all those great Amblin movies of the eighties—not only the movies that I was involved in like The Goonies and Gremlins—but the movies I loved when I was working there like Back to the Future.”