Sony Pictures has released a behind-the-scenes look at the vintage video game heroes in their upcoming ’80s arcade comedy-action film Pixels, including Donkey Kong, Q*bert, Tetris and Centipede. The film, which also stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Brian Cox, hits theaters on July 24. Check it out below, and listen for the new Waka Flocka Flame track “Game On” (Feat. Good Charlotte) in the background! Also, if you missed the featurette on Ashley Benson’s Lady Lisa, you can view that here.
In Pixels, intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them and 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.
The film is directed by Chris Columbus from a story by Tim Herlihy and a screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the original short film of the same name by Patrick Jean. Pixels is produced by Adam Sandler, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, and Allen Covert. Executive Producers are Barry Bernardi, Michael Barnathan, Jack Giarraputo, Heather Parry, Tim Herlihy, Steve Koren, Patrick Jean, Benjamin Darras, Johnny Alves, Matias Boucard, Seth Gordon, and Ben Waisbren.
New Featurette Explores the '80s Video Game World of Pixels - SuperHeroHype