In a World Invaded By Space, Two Producers Launch a Film Project No One Wants to See

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Not satisfied with aiding in the creation of the childhood-stealing Transformers and G.I. Joe movies, producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura has teamed up with Odd Lot Entertainment's Gigi Pritzker to bring Space Invaders to the silver screen. Oh joy.

When last we checked in with the Space Invaders franchise, Warner Bros. was looking to option the rights to create a big budget picture based on the iconic rows of descending sprites. Apparently that deal fell through, and now Lorenzo di Bonaventura has added the 1978 arcade classic to his to-do list of franchises to screw up. Lorenzo also served as the producers on Transformers and G.I. Joe, and is working on a remake of Pet Sematary and the Asteroids film. This is obviously not a big fan of original ideas we're dealing with here.

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Luckily di Bonaventura isn't writing the flick. He and his producing buddy are currently looking for a writer with the chops to produce a deep and meaningful film based on a video game with no real backstory other than "here come the aliens!" Pretty sure that movie has already been made several times over. Just take one of those and periodically send a warbling pixel spaceship flying across the top of the screen.

So what would you like to see in a Space Invaders film, other than the producer stuffed inside a 1978 arcade cabinet and rolled down a hill?

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'Space Invaders' Video Game Headed to Big Screen [The Hollywood Reporter]

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STEP 1. Film 3 hours of one guy in a tank, rolling back and forth in a straight line and shooting directly up at aliens who are slowly drifting down like parachutes.

STEP 2. Add serious dramatic dialogue about war that is a metaphor for the state of our current economy.

STEP 3. Win Oscar.