Only the eighties elite gamers can save the world from Earth’s latest invaders.
What started as a short film some years ago has levelled up into a full sized movie starring Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Kevin James and Josh Gad as unlikely heroes and the Earth’s best hope against invaders from another world who take on the guise of eighties video games hell bent on pixelating everything.
Pixels is in cinemas from July in the U.S and August in the U.K.
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.