In what is surely to be taken the wrong way, video games are invading the Earth and out to kill everything held sacred. What was intended to be a message of peace has now come back to bite humanity in the, well you know. An alien life force imitating video games as real life weapons against the species. Superstar talent like Adam Sandler, Kevin James (who frankly should have been listed higher on the film’s IMDB page), and a bunch of other Hollywood people you’ve probably never heard of but find strangely familiar face-wise fill out the cast.
Sony Pictures is putting this film out which will debut in theaters on July 24, 2015 in North America, August 12, 2015 in the United Kingdom, and kicks off their long line of films based on video games coming this year and over the next few. The creator of Pac-Man even gets a time to shine, somebody who I have met personally during an E3 open bar and certainly knows how to have a good time I might add!
The unfortunate part of doing business with Nintendo is that it may take a very, very long time before it becomes clear to fans whether this project became cancelled or was fully realized by a staff with a creative vision worthy of the Nintendo Seal of Approval. The Wall Street Journal and large, well known video games publications are reporting on this as if it is pure fact, which typically means that there is more known about this behind the scenes which may currently be protected by NDA contracts (Non-Disclosure Agreements) signed by the press. There’s also the chance that this is just a very early business discussion which hasn’t fostered into a full production yet.
Given that the Film and Game Industry are melding together more and more with Assassin’s Creed, Ratchet & Clank, and many others all getting their own film re-incarnations, it’s safe to say that this is a 50 / 50. Even though many are asking “is it real?” it’s clear that some form of business arrangement is being made even if Nintendo + Netflix would later deny such claims. Editor’s Note: Fact or Media Spin Fiction Day? A Netflix spokeswoman declined to comment. A Nintendo spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Filed Under: Film / Television, Nintendo, Rumors