After a while in development (the short film it’s based on was released in 2010), the fun sounding Pixels finally went into production earlier this year. Now we get the first pic, courtesy of a scan from EW.
It features Adam Sandler, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage, who aren’t exactly looking desperately heroic despite their sparkly outfits, alongside the film’s female lead, Michelle Monaghan.
The short film, by Patrick Jean, saw New York City being transformed into and destroyed by 8-bit pixel classic videogames. This movie version features aliens getting confused by video feeds of classic arcade games, thinking that it is a declaration of war against their species. As a result they attack the Earth by staging versions of these games in real life on a massive scale.
Sandler, Gad and Dinklage are the unlikely trio of videogame champions who may be Earth’s only hope, with Monaghan as the naval officer assigned to help them. Kevin James meanwhile plays the president.
The Chris Columbus directed movie is due out May 2015.