Trailering Pixels and Arcade Madness

Sony’s released the first trailer for Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, and¬†Josh Gad. It’s inspired by Patrick Jean’s short (watch below with the trailer) and has fun with PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert and Space Invaders.

Pixels is about a group of aliens who misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war. They ultimately attack 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. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

VFX is by Digital Domain and Sony Pictures Imageworks.

PIXELS by Patrick Jean from ONE MORE on Vimeo.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Clips, Movies, previs, Shorts, Tech, Trailers, VFX, Videogames, Virtual Production

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