80’s kids it is time to get excited as many of our favorite TV shows and video games are headed to the big screen this year. While the first trailer for JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS has been deemed a miss by most fans, I am pretty sure this new clip will get even the grumpiest of us 80’s kids excited for what is to come. Since the first announcement of PIXELS gamers everywhere were excited to see their favorite arcade games come to life. That anticipation only grew with their presence at last years San Diego Comic-Con. Giving out super cool PIXELS sunglasses and holding arcade game contest, giving away some sweet gear, the buzz was all about the newest 80’s fad making it’s way to the big screen.
PIXELS is described as follows:
As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.
Starring some of the best names in comedy like Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad just to name a few, the film is setting up to be comedy gold. More important than who stars in the film is what 80’s video games characters will be featured and so far it looks pretty amazing. Just take a look at these super cool character posters that Sony has released.
Pac-Man, Donky Kong, and Space Invaders will clearly be making their big-screen debut’s from these rather adorable posters. The movie is Sony’s big screen adaptation of Patrick Jean’s outstanding games-vs-real-life short film from 2010 which you can check out on Machinima’s YouTube channel. It is totally worth watching the less than three-minute film. PIXELS is set to hit theatres in 3D, REAL D 3D and IMAX 3D on July 2015. Check out the first look here and let us know if you are as excited as we are for PIXELS.