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Just a few days after getting that confirmation of Pixels and Sony Pictures venture into the retro gaming world, we get our first look at the cast who appear to be geeking out at (possibly) winning some kind of competition – It’s all guess work at this point to be honest.
Back in the directors chair is the legendary Chris Columbus which definitely stirs the interest further for this film where video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who’ve attacked New York. Yes, you read that correctly.
Based on the original short by Patrick Jean a few years ago, Sony have taken the idea and extensively expanded the universe. I was initially concerned about what they could do at all but it sounds brilliant mental, so right up my ridiculous street. It stars Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Brian Cox. »
- Dan Bullock
Pixels held its panel yesterday during the big Sony presentation, but the cast and director Chris Columbus were unable to attend, due to the fact that they are in the middle of shooting some of the movie's most important scenes. Chris Columbus did send a video greeting, though, which has now been released for everyone to see. In it, he invites fans to come and win a walk-on role by getting a high score at the Electric Dreams Arcade, which is set up to play right now in San Diego. Take a look at what he had to say.
Yesterday, Sony released a viral video for Pixels's Electric Dreams Arcade featuring Peter Dinklage in character as a master video game champion tasked with saving the world from an alien invasion. If you missed it, here it is again:
Each day, the top-five scorers on the leader board by the »
Peter Dinklage introduces a behind the scenes video for his upcoming classic video game inspired film, Pixels. The video is called "Pixels - Comic Con 2014 Electric Dreams Factory Arcade Promo," and it give us some footage from the set of the movie and a better look at Dinklage's character.
The movie is directed by Chris Columbus and also stars Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Michelle Monaghan. It also includes video game characters such as Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders.
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 »
- Joey Paur
Sony isn’t going to risk putting something people won’t want to turn out to see opposite Age of Ultron’s third and fourth frames. It’s already pegged to be the best thing we’ve seen Adam Sandler do in some time, which is a great prospect enough as it is.
In the past few days, the studio’s been teasing a couple of first looks at the film, and now they’ve launched a new promo ahead of its appearance at Comic-Con, inviting conventiongoers the chance to win a role in the movie.
When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack Earth using the games as models for their various assaults. President William Cooper »
- Kenji Lloyd
Following on from the arrival of the first poster, Sony has now dropped a Comic-Con promo for the upcoming sci-fi comedy Pixels, which gives fans in San Diego the chance to win a part in the movie, and sees Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) sporting an epic mullet. Check it out 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 (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Monaghan plays the team’s unique weapons specialist.”
- Gary Collinson
If nothing else, Sony's moderator was positively regal today. In what I would consider a harbinger of things to come, this is the first time I've moderated a panel for a major studio in any room other than Hall H here at Comic-Con. Right now, TV just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and certain shows won't fit anywhere but Hall H. As a result, we were set for the Indigo Ballroom, where we had two films to discuss, and a very special guest to drive the event. After all, when you've got Jack Black onstage, what else do you need? We started with a message from the set of "Pixels," the action-comedy that Chris Columbus is currently directing in Toronto. The film tells the story of what happens when aliens accidentally intercept broadcasts from Earth showing footage of some of the classic video games from the '80s and they »
- Drew McWeeny
The 2014 San Diego Comic-Con is under way, and while we've shown you all the stills that have been released for the upcoming Goosebumps film, we've now got a look at the logo. It's precisely what you'd expect!
In the film, directed by Rob Letterman, Black portrays famed children's horror writer R.L. Stine, whose monsters, it turns out, are actually real. When they escape from his books and attack an unsuspecting town, it's up to Stine and two teens to get the monsters back into their stories.
Look for it in theatres on August 7, 2015.
And speaking of Comic-Con, the movie's presentation is »
- Matt Serafini
Sony had a quieter presence at this year's Comic-Con (last year they had Spider-Man and RoboCop stopping by) with a showcase for Pixels and Goosebumps. It was the latter that dominated the panel. Pixels, which is currently in the middle of shooting in Toronto, had a video message from director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone) promising a new level of ‘ground-breaking’ special effects, to bring 8-bit, pixelated classic arcade characters into the real-world, including Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders and more... ...
- Matt Maytum
Oh buddy, if you're excited for Chris Columbus' upcoming sci-fi comedy Pixels, then this has been a banner week for you! The movie shows the outcome of aliens catching a glimpse of classic arcade games and misreading them as a declaration of war. In response to their attack, President Will Cooper (Kevin James) recruits his childhood best friend and former ‘80s video game champion, Jules Brenner (Adam Sandler), to pull together a team of the best arcaders and save the world. About a week ago, we saw the first image of those arcaders, the logo and a list of classic games that will be featured in the movie, and a movie poster from Comic-Con. Now, we have a special behind-the-scenes video that features co-star Peter Dinklage in character as he welcomes viewers to the Electric Dreams Factory. Also starring Josh Gad, Brian Cox, and Michelle Monaghan, Pixels is slated »
- Dave Trumbore
Columbia Pictures is bringing their new video game comedy Pixels to Comic-Con 2014 with the Electric Dreams Arcade. There, fans can compete against each other by playing classic 80s video games to win exciting prizes, including walk-on roles in the actual movie, where they will appear alongside stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage, who shows up in character in a new Sdcc viral video for the arcade. Check out the video, then read on for details about this contest.
Each day, the top-five scorers on the leaderboard by the end of the day on any of the eight participating games will be automatically entered in two drawings: a daily prize drawing for a chance to win a PlayStation 4, and the grand prize drawing for a chance to appear in a walk-on role in Pixels. Official Rules and restrictions are available on-site at the Electric Dreams Factory arcade »
Sony's upcoming Adam Sandler comedy "Pixels" seems tailor-made for Comic Con, and a new promotional video is a must-see for Peter Dinklage fans. "Pixels" finds middle-aged competitive games -- played by Sandler, Dinklage and Josh Gad -- facing an alien invasion inspired by classic arcade games. In the below video, Dinklage ditches his "Game of Thrones" garments and sophisticated airs for some tattoos, a mullet and a sneer as he invites all the "Suckers" to come lose at the Electric Dreams Arcade. Watch it here: Directed by Chris Columbus (the first two "Harry Potter" films) and inspired by the 2010 short by Patrick Jean, "Pixels" also stars Kevin James, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson and Jane Krakowski. If you're in San Diego, "Pixels" has set up a video arcade at the Hard Rock Hotel "Pixels" opens May 15, 2015. »
- Dave Lewis
The Sony Pictures panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 could more appropriately have been titled “Goosebumps.” After a super-short mention of the upcoming Chris Columbus film Pixels, author R.L. Stine popped on screen to tell fans about Goosebumps, which opens in Summer 2015. Director Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens) showed up for the panel, along with […]
- Germain Lussier
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Centipede®, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus. The film will be released on May 15, 2015. 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. Monaghan plays the team's unique weapons specialist. »
It’s been an exciting week for Chris Columbus’ upcoming sci-fi comedy Pixels and it’s not slowing down thanks to a new viral video out of Comic-Con. The special behind-the-scenes video features co-star Peter Dinklage in character as he welcomes viewers to the “Electric Dreams Factory”. First, here’s the official synopsis for Pixels: When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against »
- Graham McMorrow
Even 10 months out from its May 15, 2015 release date on alien adventure Pixels, Sony‘s playing the long game. This is the only Comic-Con the studio has to promote the Chris Columbus-directed Adam Sandler pic, after all. That means a full-court marketing takeover inside the busy Hard Rock Hotel just outside the Convention Center, complete with arcade open to the public, and the presentation of barely-there footage from the set at this morning’s studio panel. In the pic, aliens invade Earth after mistaking feeds of classic arcade games as an act of intergalactic war. The film is still shooting and Columbus appeared via […] »
Sony Pictures is presenting two of their Summer 2015 releases today, including the studio's adaptation of Scholastic's iconic book series Goosebumps. Jack Black is starring as author R. L. Stine and will be present along with director Rob Letterman. Director Chris Columbus will also have a special video announcement about his upcoming film, Pixels, starring Adam Sandler. Will we also learn more about Neill Blomkamp's Chappie, which is being promoted with a banner at the Con? Follow along with the live blog below! »
We got a glimpse at the official logo yesterday, and now Sony has released a first poster for Pixels, director Chris Columbus’ (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) upcoming sci-fi comedy, which stars Adam Sandler (Grown Ups), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as a team of gamers charged with fending off an invasion of aliens in the guise of classic arcade characters…
“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 (Kevin 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. Monaghan plays the team’s unique weapons specialist.”
- Gary Collinson
Comic-Con 2014 is officially in full swing, and below you'll find the first of Digital Spy's daily schedules, giving you the low-down on exactly what's happening where and when in San Diego today.
Note: All timings are Pacific unless otherwise specified.
Thursday, July 24
24 (10am, Ballroom 20)
Hasbro: Transformers (11am, Room 25Abc)
Under the Dome (11.15am, Ballroom 20)
DreamWorks Animation Panel (11.30am, Hall H)
San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.
Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.
“The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.
“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »
- Sebastian Torrelio
Our first look at some promo art for the upcoming retro video game invasion film Pixels has popped up at San Diego Comic-Con. The movie stars Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Michelle Monaghan, and it will include video game characters from games such as Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Galaga, Q*Bert, Space Invaders, Joust, and more. I loved the short film that this movie is based on, and this movie should turn out to be a ton of fun to watch.
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 »
- Joey Paur
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