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Are you ready to slay monsters? If not, Chris Columbus will try to sway your opinion.
/Film reported that Columbus is attached to adapt I Kill Giants, based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J.M. Niimura. Oscar winner Anders Walter is directing, and Treehouse Pictures will finance.
Originally published as a limited series between 2008 and 2009, I Kill Giants centers around a young outsider named Barbara Thorson. Her inability to fit in makes her life difficult, and she copes by escaping into a fantasy in which giants are real and it’s her job to stop them.
Walter is known for his 2013 film Helium, which won Best Live-Action Short at the 2014 Academy Awards. According to the site, Kelly will write the script as well as produce. He is part of the Man of Action Entertainment writers collective that also includes Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle. »
- Zach Dennis
What works in the script can’t always work in practice. It’s entirely usual for directors to cut whole characters from their film in the edit, for the sake of brevity or just because said characters’ scenes weren’t working in the execution.
This means actors can unwittingly find themselves on the cutting room floor, regardless of talent or of effort put in. Pity, for one, poor Michelle Monaghan, the True Detective star who was cut completely from both Syriana and Constantine.
There have been instances where the biggest stars have seen their work edged out of films for one reason or another, even if it seems commercially counter-intuitive to cut a major star from a feature. Big names equal bigger business; which is why, for example, Gwyneth Paltrow got paid $3.6 million to have her name appear prominently on the poster for Infamous even though she appears in just one scene of the movie. »
- Brogan Morris
Sony Pictures recently unveiled the trailer for the upcoming Adam Sandler action comedy "Pixels." And now comes word that the trailer generated a whopping 34.3 million views worldwide in just the first 24 hours online, making it the studio's bigger trailer launch of all time. The previous record of 22 million views was held by "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." In the movie, aliens attack earth after they get a look at some old video games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war. Desperate to defend his country, the President (Kevin James) turns to his childhood friends for help. Sandler plays the President's friend, who's a former arcade champion. Peter Dinklage is Sandler's former video game rival. Josh Gad is a conspiracy theory-obsessed genius, and Michelle Monaghan is Sandler's love interest who is also a military weapons expert. "Pixels" is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) and is set to hit theaters on July 24th. »
It’s a record for a Sony movie, 50% above the previous mark of 22 million streams for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
Sandler plays a former arcade gaming champ tasked in the slapstick-laden trailer with saving Earth from an invasion of aliens portrayed as giant versions of classic videogame characters, such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong.
The film also stars Kevin James as the president of the United States along with Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan. Chris Columbus directed from a script by Tim Dowling and Tim Herlihy, based on the short film by Patrick Jean.
- Dave McNary
Sony Pictures debuted the first trailer for their upcoming summer adventure Pixels on Tuesday, and, as we reported earlier today, over 34.3 million viewers watched the footage within the first 24 hours. You may have noticed, towards the end of the trailer, an image briefly flashed on the screen, which features a character who wasn't seen in the trailer itself, Ashley Benson's Lady Lisa. In the movie, Lady Lisa is actually a video game character who is brought to life, and now fans can check out her game Dojo Quest through the viral website DojoQuest.com.
The site features a trailer for the game, which you can check out below, and links to download the game on your mobile device for free through either the App Store or on Google Play. DojoQuest.com also has a link to a Tumblr page entitled I Love You Lady Lisa, which is run by »
The trailer for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Pixels, the highly anticipated action-comedy event film slated for release on July 24, 2015, generated 34.3 million views worldwide in its first 24 hours online, making it the studio’s #1 trailer launch of all time. This debut bests the studio’s previous record of 22 million streams in 24 hours for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
To reach the record, the studio utilized the enormous digital footprint that Sony commands worldwide and the remarkable social media reach of its cast including Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Ashley Benson. The studio leveraged official channels as well as social pages for Sony, Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures international markets, Sony Electronics, and Sony Rewards, as well as the Xperia Lounge on Sony Mobile and Sony’s Times Square Billboard. Worldwide viewership of the trailer continues to grow as support extends to PlayStation, Crackle, Sony Retail Stores and Sony International Television.
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- Michelle McCue
Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that the upcoming action-comedy Pixels has set a new studio record for trailer views, with over 34 million worldwide views in its first 24 hours of release online.
Released across the globe via various Sony platforms including their electronic, retail, online (including Sony PlayStation networks) and television avenues, Pixels beat the previous record holder, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with 22 million views, to become the studio’s number one trailer launch.
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. Directed by Chris Columbus, the film stars Adam Sandler (The Wedding Singer), Michelle Monaghan (Playing it Cool), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Sean Bean (Jupiter Ascending), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity).
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- Scott J. Davis
The trailer for Sony Pictures Entertainment's Pixels, the highly anticipated action-comedy event film slated for release on July 24, 2015, generated 34.3 million views worldwide in its first 24 hours online, making it the studio's #1 trailer launch of all time. This debut bests the studio's previous record of 22 million streams in 24 hours for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In case you missed the trailer on Tuesday, check it out below.
To reach the record, the studio utilized the enormous digital footprint that Sony commands worldwide and the remarkable social media reach of its cast including Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Ashley Benson. The studio leveraged official channels as well as social pages for Sony, Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures international markets, Sony Electronics, and Sony Rewards, as well as the Xperia Lounge on Sony Mobile and Sony's Times Square Billboard. Worldwide viewership of the trailer continues to grow as support extends to PlayStation, Crackle, »
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In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds »
- Luke Owen
Yesterday, Sony Pictures finally released the first official teaser trailer for their upcoming Chris Columbus-directed film Pixels, which stars Adam Sandler (Happy Gilmore), Peter Dinklage (Game Of Thrones), Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible 3), Kevin James (Hitch), Josh Gad (Frozen), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), and Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars) in key roles. While most of the stars were seen in the trailer, one notable absence was Ashley Benson, who is slated to play a video game character brought to life in the film, but after a more thorough examination, it seems her perceived exclusion in the trailer may have been a little more deliberate than not. If you had a keen eye, you may have spotted this Easter Egg yesterday, but if you were one of the many that didn't catch it, scroll down to the bottom of this article, play the trailer, and skip ahead to around the 1:38 mark. »
What if aliens attacked the Earth using video game characters!?
In the new trailer for "Pixels," classic video game characters – Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Centipede – are used against humans after a time capsule about human culture is misinterpret by extraterrestrials.
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- email@example.com (Access Hollywood)
Does anyone else get the sense that Hollywood still doesn’t quite “get” video games in 2015? If you look at the movies it’s all still feeding quarters into a machine, getting a high score, winning a new life, joystick flailing, button mashing, and old 32-bit side-scrollers with wacky sound effects. Yeah, there’s Wreck-It Ralph and a few other good examples, but then you look at something like Pixels, and the movies still have a lot of catching up to do to where games are today.
Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, Home Alone) stars Adam Sandler as an ’80s video game champion tasked by the President (Kevin James) to fight off invading aliens taking the form of classic ’80s games like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. And though I wouldn’t put it past Hollywood to make a dark, gritty reimagining of Space Invaders or Missile Control as »
- Brian Welk
Hollywood’s last foray into the inner world of videogames resulted in the brilliantly tongue-in-cheek Wreck-It-Ralph. The 2012 family comedy explored the workings of a regular gaming arcade when the humans leave and the 8-bit inhabitants of its games run riot. While that caper delighted in its animated format, for Sony’s summer tentpole comedy Pixels, those iconic characters come to life in a live-action extravaganza.
Brought to the screen by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, Mrs. Doubtfire), Pixels takes its inspiration from a 2010 short film and expands on its retro-meta story. After Nasa sends a time capsule into space, packed with pop culture items representative of life on earth, an extraterrestrial race seizes it and misconstrues its contents. The aliens who receive the goods mistakenly conclude that the bundle of video games included are actually a threat from humans – and so begins an intergalactic war.
The twist? For their Earth-bound assault, »
- Gem Seddon
Years after the human race sends a time capsule into outer space, a response comes back - but it's not what we'd hoped for. Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage all star in Pixels, a live-action-meets-cgi movie about '80s video game characters that attack the world. Somehow, they've lived in outer space all these years and are now bent on destroying the population. Listen, I'm not saying this plot makes complete sense, but the trailer is pretty funny. Pac-Man is evil, Donkey Kong is tossing barrels, it's just bananas. (See what I did there?) The movie is out on July 24, and you can watch the trailer below. »
Get ready for a new kind of Adam Sandler movie—Kevin James is still a constant, but in Pixels, there are aliens and real-life video games involved, too! Sandler teams up with Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan to save the world from vintage arcade characters, but as you can see in this newly released trailer, it's not easy fighting Pac-Man! Yes, even Sandler is shocked as he comes to the realizeation, "Pac-Man is a bad guy?" So how is it that Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Frogger and a host of other (formerly) beloved arcade characters made their way out of the '80s and into our world?! As the Pixels trailer explains, a 1982 time capsule with examples of our life and culture was »
Sony Pictures just unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Pixels" action comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad and Kevin James. Check it out below. In the movie, aliens attack earth after they get a look at some old video games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war. Desperate to defend his country, the President (James) turns to his childhood friends for help. Sandler plays the President's friend, who's a former arcade champion. Dinklage is Sandler's former video game rival. Gad is a conspiracy theory-obsessed genius, and Monaghan is Sandler's love interest who is also a military weapons expert. "Pixels" is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) and is set to hit theaters on July 24th. Trailer: »
Remember when time capsules were all the rage? The '80s were weird! In "Pixels," some geniuses decided to drop their favorite arcade games into a time capsule that was launched into space. Unfortunately, the aliens that encountered the capsule misinterpreted things and assumed this was just the beginning of an intergalactic war. So, they turned Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and other beloved characters into giant weapons that attack and pixelate whatever comes across their path.
Who're you gonna call? Well, if you're the President, you give your old crew from the arcade a call to help fight the baddies. Kevin James plays the prez, and Adam Sandler co-stars as his best friend and ace gamer. They recruit their old arcade enemies, played by Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage, and enlist a weapons expert played by Michelle Monaghan to help them save the world from Pac-Man's bottomless hunger.
"Pixels" chomps into »
- Jenni Miller
Game on! After a brief 10 second teaser yesterday, Sony Pictures has released the first full trailer for Pixels, the new comedy starring Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), which sees him defending the world from an alien invasion force of 1980’s arcade heroes and villains. Who knew Pac-Man could be so violent?
Check out the full trailer 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. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with »
Adam Sandler, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage star in the film in which enormous pixelated characters from old-school video games try to destroy the earth due to aliens misinterpreting video feeds of classic arcade games.
- Garth Franklin
Any mention of Adam Sandler in a movie and I’m immediately cautious. Tell me he co-stars with Kevin James and I’m out. So it says a lot about the first trailer for Sony’s Pixels that I am genuinely interested and a little excited. The film sees aliens use classic video game characters in order to invade our planet, after believing a time capsule sent into space by Nasa in 1982 was actually an act of war. If it sounds silly, that’s because it is, and it embraces that fact.
Sandler and James, along with Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage, play our last hope against the invading aliens. The film looks like a mixture between Wreck-it Ralph and Ghostbusters, and certainly seems to get the action/comedy balance right. Chris Columbus, of Home Alone and Harry Potter And The Philosopher’S Stone fame, directs, and the »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
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