Peter Dinklage’s star is certainly on the rise. Following his huge success in Game Of Thrones, he’s getting villainous this summer in X-Men: Days Of Future Past and now TheWrap reports that he is in final talks to join the cast of Pixels.
The cast already includes Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Josh Gad, and based on Patrick Jean’s 2010 short film of the same name, where New York City gets turned into 8-bit videogame pixels by classic old-school titles.
The feature-length version follows an alien race who attack New York City by staging versions of 1980s video games on an epic scale. Humanity’s only hope are four arcade video game champions who are recruited by the government to stop this dangerous threat. Dinklage will play one of these champions, alongside Sandler, James and Gad.
Chris Columbus is set to direct from a script by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling. Sony is apparently envisaging this as a big-budget tentpole in the same vein as Ghostbusters, so expect some massive effects when it’s released next year.