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'Space Invaders' Movie Brings on '12 Rounds' Writer

13 February 2015 3:54 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just seven months after Warner Bros. picked up the long-gestating video game adaptation Space Invaders, the studio has brought on screenwriter Daniel Kunka (12 Rounds) to write the screenplay. No story details have been released, but Daniel Kunka seems like a prime candidate to craft a story based on a video game with no narrative. The writer landed on The Black List last year with his screenplay entitled Yellowstone Falls, a 52-page, dialogue-free script that follows a mother wolf who must defend her cubs against mutated humans, in the aftermath of an apocalyptic event.

Tory Tunnell (Trumbo) and Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow) will produce through their Weed Road Pictures company, with Akiva Goldsman (Winter's Tale) slated to executive produce. The original video game centered on one lone gunman trying to stave off a massive alien invasion, although the archaic game did not include any back story as to why the »

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Dan Kunka to Pen ‘Space Invaders’ Movie

13 February 2015 1:48 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The alien invasion is about to begin.

Warner Brothers enlisted Black List writer Dan Kunka to write the script for the live-action movie version of the popular late 1970s/early 1980s video game Space Invaders.

The video game was originally conceived by Tomohiro Nishikado and was a part of the Golden Age of Video Games. The video game concept is simple with a mobile gunner shooting at rows of alien invaders and preventing them from reaching the surface. The game spawned several sequels and is a fixture in the video game culture.

According to Deadline, Kunka converted a 52-page spec “Yellowstone Falls” into the wolves versus zombies movie. He is also adapting Winston Groom’s novel “Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans” for the big screen.

It won’t be the only sci-fi arcade game from its video game era trying to be a live-action film. »

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