‘Mortal Kombat’ Writer Greg Russo to Pen ‘Space Invaders’ Film at New Line

‘Mortal Kombat’ Writer Greg Russo to Pen ‘Space Invaders’ Film at New Line
Greg Russo — the writer of the “Mortal Kombat” movie reboot — has been hired to pen the screenplay for the “Space Invaders” movie at New Line, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

“Space Invaders” is based on the 1978 arcade game created by Tomohiro Nishikado and first manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan.

Warner Bros. picked up the rights to the video game in 2014, and Akiva Goldsman is producing the film for his Weed Road Pictures alongside Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell for Safehouse Pictures.

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The fixed shooter arcade game required players to battle off wave after wave of pixel-y alien hordes while defending three bases at the bottom of the screen. It was a huge hit in the ’80s after being licensed in the U.S. by the Midway division of Bally, and it’s
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