The Asteroids movie will deliver a "really strong, deep mythology," for "this big thing in space," says the guy blamed credited as the film's producer.

IGN talked to Lorenzo di Bonaventura, also responsible for such tours de force as Transformers, G.I. Joe and Doom, and asked why a 1979 vector-graphics shooter starring a space fighter, two different UFOs and three different sizes of rocks was worth a four-way bidding war.

I was attracted to Asteroids, plain and simple, because I think what it tells you is that there's going to be this big thing in space.


Yes. Go on.

We've crafted a really strong, deep mythology for the thing. Without divulging too much about it, it's two lead characters - two brothers - who have to go through a seminal experience to figure out their relationship, against this huge backdrop.


Come on, goddammit, this is fucking Asteroids, not "My Dinner With Andre" in space.

Well you'd better have some guys in spaceships blowing stuff up or else you haven't honored the fun of Asteroids.


Well, of a story of two brothers, versus explosions and visual effects, which one do you think is going to form the bulk of this film's raison d'etre.

Asteroids Movie Exclusive [IGN via Shacknews]