The first trailer for the upcoming film ‘Pixels’ has been released by Sony Entertainment Pictures, this marks the first official trailer for the highly-anticipated film. In the story, intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them. As you can expect, this causes the aliens to attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.
President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.
The film itself was directed by Chris Columbus, based off a screenplay written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling. Columbus has several major YA oriented films under his belt, including two ‘Harry Potter’ films, ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ and the ‘Home Alone’ franchise. The project started as a short film by Patrick Jean. Adam Sandler, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe and Allen Covert are producers for the film, Barry Bernardi is the executive producer. You can checkout the official trailer for the film released earlier today below. Adam Sandler is also set to star in the film ‘Hotel Transylvania 2,’ he voices the Dracula in the highly-anticipated sequel. Sandler is also set to star in the made for TV film ‘The Ridiculous Six’ which is set to release in 2015. Of course Peter Dinklage is set to return to his role as Tyrion Lannister when the new season of ‘Game of Thrones’ premieres on HBO this April.
The film itself stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on July 24. 2015.