LOL HOLLYWOOD! From the same people who brought you G.I. Joe and Transformers, no less.
Reports the Hollywood Reporter:
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.
The two have teamed up to option the rights and develop the project and are now on the hunt for a writer to come up with a story.
I don’t think you could pay me enough to try to “come up with a story” that includes an intelligent plot and rich characters and whatnot for a “Space Invaders” movie. There’s a reason the game is 30 years old and no one has tried to make it into a movie. What’s next — “Frogger, the Movie?”
Actually, Hollywood, on second thought, if you need someone to dump a wheelbarrel of cash on to try to write this thing, feel free to go ahead and give it to me. I mean, somebody has to turn out a piece of filmable dung — might as well be me! Same goes for the upcoming “Angry Birds” flick. You know how to reach me, Hollywood!