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Space Invaders: The Movie 244

rainmouse writes "Hollywood, clearly after witnessing the staggering success and endless critical acclaim of other computer game adaptations with their typically engrossing story line and deep, believable character development, have now apparently picked up the rights to make a film based upon Space Invaders. 'The classic 1980s arcade game from Taito and Midway, which is ranked as the top arcade game of all time by Guinness World Records, is heading to the big screen courtesy of producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Odd Lot Entertainment's Gigi Pritzker.'" Please help out by providing appropriate plot-lines and character sketches below.
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Space Invaders: The Movie

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  • by Animats ( 122034 ) on Saturday July 09, 2011 @04:08PM (#36706938) Homepage

    Hollywood is out of second-tier comic book superheroes and the plastic-toy genre has been well covered. As for remakes, "Police Academy 8" has been green-lighted, so the bottom of the barrel has been reached there. Some major franchises have reached end of life. The final Harry Potter movie, and what's probably the final Bond movie, are about to come out.

    On the video game front, Rockstar won't let a studio make a GTA game; they think it would devalue the franchise. So Hollywood has to go through the bargain bin of video game rights.

    The state of the industry is pathetic. Warner Bros. is doing so badly that only one of their movies last year made the top 100. (It was "Hot Tub Time Machine".) There's a backlash against bad 3D movies. []

    The desperate attempts to insure a hit on a big budget by redoing something that worked before are backfiring.

  • by vux984 ( 928602 ) on Saturday July 09, 2011 @04:12PM (#36706964)

    Why? because two seasons worth of animated series wasn't enough? []

  • by sneakyimp ( 1161443 ) on Saturday July 09, 2011 @04:44PM (#36707148)

    I'll base the plot here on what I've seen in other movies like Independence Day and War of the Worlds (the Tom Cruise version).

    Aliens attack earth to steal our water on account of its amazingly high specific heat capacity which they need for cooling their interstellar space drives. Despite the ability to travel interstellar space easily, the aliens somehow failed to read Sun Tzu's "the Art of War" and, assembling in a highly primitive phalanx formation reminiscent of the techniques of Ancient Romans, they are slaughtered wholesale by Global Hawks and F-22/F-35's manned by a people's army of inspiring ethnic diversity.

  • by Dynedain ( 141758 ) <slashdot2.anthonymclin@com> on Saturday July 09, 2011 @05:20PM (#36707362) Homepage

    Ummm... the Harry Potter franchise are Warner Brothers pictures. I'm pretty sure that made it into the top 100 movies of last year. So was Inception. That's 2 in the top 5 grossing [] for 2010, proving you don't know what you're talking about.

  • Re:Plot? (Score:5, Informative)

    by HornWumpus ( 783565 ) on Saturday July 09, 2011 @07:13PM (#36707942)

    That series started going downhill when he expanded 'Enders game' from an excellent short story (in one of the Pornelle 'There Will be War' collections) into a long winded and pretentious book.

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