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‘Pixels’ Video Game Characters Include Pac-Man and Donkey Kong [Updated]

6 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The film Pixels stars a few humans that each enjoy a great deal of popularity. Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon, Frozen), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective), and Adam Sandler (all pictured above) must band together to defeat an unusual host of alien invaders. But those three actors might not truly be the stars […]

The post ‘Pixels’ Video Game Characters Include Pac-Man and Donkey Kong [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Pixels Logo Unveiled; Film Will Include Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Space Invaders, and More

7 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Unless it’s a drama (of which he has two on the horizon), it’s hard to get excited about an Adam Sandler movie these days.  That said, this might change with Sony’s upcoming action comedy Pixels.  Directed by Chris Columbus and based on the short film of the same name, the story revolves around a few 80s arcade game champions who are called upon to help defend earth from alien invaders who have misinterpreted our classic arcade games as a declaration of war.  Sandler stars alongside Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, and Kevin James as the President of the United States (I know), but today Sony has unveiled the official Pixels logo and revealed which recognizable video game characters will be popping up in the film.  It’s a hodge-podge of great game icons, from Pac-Man to Donkey Kong to Q*bert, and I’m »

- Adam Chitwood

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Video Game Characters Revealed in Pixels Movie

8 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Last week, we got our first look at the main cast in the upcoming retro video game character invasion film Pixels. That cast consists of Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Michelle Monaghan. The movie is based on a short film of the same name, and it has the potential to make for an incredibly entertaining feature film. 

Sony Pictures has announced the line-up of video games and characters that will be included in the movie, and it's actually really quite impressive. Below you'll find a press released with the story synopsis and the list of characters that you'll see in the movie:

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 »

- Joey Paur

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Emmy Episode Analysis: Can Woody Harrelson ('True Detective') outshine Oscar-winning costar?

10 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Emmy winner and eight-time nominee Woody Harrelson reenters the derby as a Best Drama Actor nominee for his portrayal of Detective Marty Hart in HBO's "True Detective." -Break- Not so fast, 'Breaking Bad': 'True Detective' may crush you at the Emmys Synopsis: In Harrelson's submitted episode, "The Locked Room," Marty Hart continues working with his partner, Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), on the Dora Lange murder case, which engulfs him to the point of affecting his family life. His young daughter is acting out by creating a series of inappropriate drawings and showing them to her classmates. Then his wife, Maggie (Michelle Monaghan), calls him out on neglecting his home life, and he breaks down. Later, Marty takes Maggie out for a double date with her friend, whom she's set up with Rust. During the date, Marty spots his mistress, Lisa (Alexandra Daddario), out with another guy. They argue at t. »

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News Bits: Pixels, Daredevil, Crowe, Ivan

12 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Pixels

Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced that iconic video game characters Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders are all set to feature in Chris Columbus' new action comedy "Pixels" opening next May. The likes of Atari, Konami, Bandai Namco, Nintendo, Taito and Warner Brothers are teaming with the makers on the film.

Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox star in the story of a handful of washed up video game champions called into help when aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, so they've started attacking Earth using the games as models for their various assaults. [Source: Sony Pictures]

Daredevil

"Daredevil" showruner Steven S. DeKnight made an appearance on the "Guardians of the Galaxy" red carpet last night and spoke about the tone of the upcoming Netflix series:

"We're going for a very gritty, »

- Garth Franklin

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Pac-Man, Donkey Kong Among ’80s Video Game Icons to Appear in Adam Sandler’s ‘Pixels’

13 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney has its “Wreck-It Ralph,” now Sony has “Pixels,” a family feature that includes characters from popular video games.

Just days before it presents the film at San Diego Comic-Con, Sony has revealed an impressive roster of icons from ’80s properties, including Pac-Man, Frogger and Donkey Kong, who will appear in the Adam Sandler comedy, directed by Chris Columbus.

Other properties set to appear in the movie include “Asteroids,” “Breakout,” “Centipede” and “Missile Command” from Atari Interactive; “Galaga” and “Dig-Dug” (Bandai Namco, who also owns “Pac-Man”); “Q*bert” (Columbia Pictures Industries); “Space Invaders” (Taito Corp); and “Joust,” “Defender,” “Robotron” and “Wizard of Wor” (Warner Bros. Interactive). Nintendo owns “Donkey Kong,” while Konami Digital Entertainment has “Frogger.”

“There would be no way to make the movie without these legendary characters,” Columbus said.

Based on a short film that had classic arcade characters invade New York City (see the original short below with Donkey Kong, »

- Marc Graser

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Sony Pictures Confirm Iconic Video Game Characters For Chris Columbus’ ‘Pixels’

14 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Taking on the Wreck-it Ralph route, Sony Pictures have confirmed that Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, Space Invaders and Centipede have joined the cast of their upcoming action-comedy Pixels. Set to star Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, it’s directed by Chris Columbus and released in the UK on May 27th, 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 theatre installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet, with Monaghan playing the team’s unique weapons specialist.

The action-comedy sees the return of Chris Columbus »

- Dan Bullock

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Asteroids, Pac-Man, Frogger, Q*bert, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and more to feature in Sony’s Pixels

19 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we got our first look at Michelle Monaghan (Source Code), Adam Sandler (Grown Ups), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) in Chris Columbus’ (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) upcoming film Pixels, which tells the story of a group of gamers fending off an invasion from aliens who have taken the form of various 80s video game characters. Well, Sony has now issued a press release which reveals just which video game characters we’ll be seeing in the action comedy and it reads like a who’s who of the arcade:

Atari® Interactive: (Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede and Missile Command) Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Frogger) Bandai Namco Games Inc. (Pac-man, Galaga, and Dig Dug) Nintendo (Donkey Kong) Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (Q*bert) Taito Corporation (Space Invaders) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Joust, Defender, Robotron and Wizard of Wor)

“In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens »

- Gary Collinson

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Sony Releases Info on the New Film Pixels

23 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Your favorite 8 bit characters are back in the movie Pixels by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Pixels is based on the short film by Patrick Jean and can be seen below:

Sony released the following to the press concerning the new film:

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, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Mike Petty)

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Pixels: Pac-Man, Donkey Kong & Many More Video Game Characters Announced

21 July 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment have issued a press release for Pixels that includes the official cast of characters as well as the first synopsis. 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 »

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Which 80s Video Game Icons Will Attack Adam Sandler in 'Pixels'?

21 July 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After a first look photo from the video game family adventure film Pixels arrived last week, we've got more news about the Columbia Pictures film from director Chris Columbus coming in 2015. As you know, the project starring Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan is based on a short film of the same name that follows an invasion of New York City by aliens in the form of 80s video game characters. However, due to the tricky licensing agreements, we weren't sure which video game characters were going to pop up in the film. Now the studio has revealed the video game invaders. Here's the list of video game companies and their games that will appear in the film: Atari® Interactive: (Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede and Missile Command) Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Frogger) Bandai Namco Games Inc. (Pac-man, Galaga and Dig Dug) Nintendo (Donkey Kong) Columbia Pictures Industries, »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Pixels' Unveils Its Lineup of Classic Video Game Characters

21 July 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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&#174, 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 (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 (Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Michelle Monaghan »

- MovieWeb

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Donkey Kong, Frogger, QBert, and more classic characters to appear in Pixels

21 July 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Just a few days ago, we got a look at Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, and Josh Gad in a Right Stuff pose getting ready to defend humanity from an 8-bit alien invasion. Now, Sony has unveiled just who they will be facing in Chris Columbus' Pixels. First off, here is the plot synopsis for the feature length action comedy based on Patrick Jean's short film of the same name: In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade »

- Alex Maidy

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Chris Columbus’ Pixels Coming To Theaters May 15, 2015

21 July 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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. »

- Michelle McCue

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Comic-Con: Sony Pictures Reveals the Video Game Characters in Pixels

21 July 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

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 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. »

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Shel Silverstein Biopic in the Works at McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision (Exclusive)

21 July 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Wonderland Sound and Vision has launched development on a biopic about Shel Silverstein, the prolific children’s book author, cartoonist and lyricist.

Wonderland principals McG (pictured) and Mary Viola are producing with Sean Sorensen and Motion Theory’s Mathew Cullen. Writing partners Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair are adapting “A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein” by Lisa Rogak.

Wonderland optioned the material and will be funding development. Wonderland’s Nathan Stadler will oversee the project.

The project marks the fourth time that Wonderland has worked with Shafer and Vicknair, most recently on “1:30 Train,” starring Chris Evans and Alice Eve in what was Wonderland’s first in-house financed film.

“A Boy Named Shel” explores the personal and professional struggles that made Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice. Silverstein’s resume includes best-selling books such as “The Giving Tree,” poetry collections “Where the Sidewalk Ends »

- Dave McNary

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Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, Space Invaders & Centipede Join the Cast of Sony's Pixels

21 July 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] Culver City, Calif., July 21, 2014 -- 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 »

- Pietro Filipponi

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First Look at Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage in Pixels Action Comedy

18 July 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the first photo of Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan and Josh Gad in the upcoming "Pixels" action comedy, which is based on a short film that went viral on YouTube after director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) started spreading word about it. Check out the photo below. In the movie, alien 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. 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 May 15th, 2015. Photo: »

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First Look At Pixels Highlights Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan And Peter Dinklage

18 July 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Adam Sandler vehicles are rarely films we look forward to seeing, but the sci-fi action comedy Pixels is primed to change that. Directed by Chris Columbus, the blockbuster centers on a group of old-school gamers who become an unlikely line of defense against invading aliens when extraterrestrials intercept feeds from arcade games, misinterpreting them as a declaration of war and launching attacks on Earth with the same eight-bit characters and strategies.

Faced with a powerful enemy he doesn’t fully understand, the President of the United States (Kevin James) recruits his childhood friends, including a TV mechanic (Sandler), a felon (Peter Dinklage) and a conspiracy theorist (Gad) to form the so-called Arcaders. Teaming them with a weapons specialist (Michelle Monaghan), the President entrusts the future of the world to this motley crew.

Speaking about the film with Entertainment Weekly, which debuted the above image, Columbus, who is still rolling cameras on Pixels, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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First Look At Adam Sandler, Josh Gad And Peter Dinklage In Pixels

18 July 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

How do you turn a viral video short about 8-bit video game characters running amok in New York City into a feature-length movie? That remains to be seen, but at least we're getting a look at the team who'll have to save the day with this first look at the cast of Pixels in costume. My first thought looking at this shot of Michelle Monaghan, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage is What have they done to Peter Dinklage? The dapper chap who won our hearts with The Station Agent, who became an idol (and sex symbol) to fanboys and fangirls worldwide as Tyrion on Game of Thrones, who brought terror in the form of Sentinels in X-Men: Days of Future Past is sporting a hair cut and beard combo that can only rightly be described as Dog The Bounty Hunter Chic. Woof. EW presents this first look along »

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