'Space Invaders,' the movie?
July 8th, 2011
05:16 PM ET

'Space Invaders,' the movie?

Soon enough, we'll be writing the headline: "Your entire childhood: It's becoming a movie."

But if Pac-Man could potentially become a reality series, then who's to say Space Invaders couldn't be developed for the big screen? According to the Hollywood Reporter, producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Gigi Pritzker are developing a project based on the game, which was released in 1978 and holds the Guinness World Record as the top video game of all time.

How soon the two will be able to ship "Space Invaders" into theaters will depend on how quickly they can find a writer - they're still searching for a scribe who can spin the game into a plot worth watching.

A potential problem, THR points out, is the fact that "Space Invaders" doesn't come with any lore that must be adhered to, so while the production team doesn't really have to worry about pleasing gamer fans, they still have to figure out how to create a story around the shooter game.

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  1. Who Cares?

    They already made it. It's called "Gone in Sixty Seconds".


    July 11, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tracie

    I would like to see a black woman with an afro spread her legs in the air and push a sausage link out of her dooo doo maker.

    July 11, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. skippy

    MMmMMm...sound yummy. All those manButts frolicking about and having their space invaded. I will go see it!!

    July 11, 2011 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. Itsamemario

    no i was talking about independence day. if i was talking about (the superior movie) war of the worlds i would have named it. a bare bones shooting game from 1978 only deserves to be a popcorn actioner movie out of 1997..

    July 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. A.D.

    War of the Worlds;)

    July 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mr. Lawrence

    No Mario it was War Of The World starring Gene Barry and not Tom Cruise.Great movie

    July 10, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Itsamemario

    they already made a space invaders movie, it was called independence day. Also since when is space invaders a top game? Research: a reporters best friend..

    July 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. madhater

    I wanna be in Jet-Moto!

    July 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rico


    July 9, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dawn01

    it's from the space... http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    July 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Aaron

    Classy CNN: Nice graphic of the World Trade Center buildings being destroyed.

    July 9, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  12. SmarterthanU

    Where can you submit scripts?

    July 9, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  13. dave nelson

    As much as I am a fan of games being made into movies (i.e. Tomb Raider, Resident Evil), this is just too doggone much. Give it a rest Hollywood. Here is an interesting thought: Get an original idea for a movie!

    July 9, 2011 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  14. J

    loved the game years ago, think its a stupid idea for a movie, and that picture just is not right.....they need to take that away

    July 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Peace

    @ Snarky, Pong? Anything like beer pong?

    July 8, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Ahnold

    Will they invade Uranus?

    July 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Superhiro

    .... -Sigh- Really? That's the stupidest idea I've heard all day.Also, hard could it possibly be to write a script for this. "Aliens from space invade earth. Military defends the planet." There. Done. Can I get a check too Hollywood?

    July 8, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  18. The Måd Råp3r

    Coming soon, Shart: The Movie

    July 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Snarky

    Hey! Great idea hollywood. Can't wait for the pong and frogger movies too! Good god hollywood, who's the crackhead giving you these ideas and why are you listening to him?

    July 8, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |

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