Pixels

Adam Sandler and Kevin James

Are you ready for some shocking news that’s about to blast you out of your damn seat? Hang on to the edge of your desk, chumps, because it’s about to get postively mind blowing up in here. Adam Sandler — get this — is starring in a new movie with  – you’re not going to even guess this one, don’t even try — Kevin James. Still with me? I know it might take awhile to sink in. But the good news is that what they’re teaming up for is pretty exciting. The Happy Madison venture is called Pixels, an adaptation of a beloved short film by writer-director Patrick Jean in which famous 1980s video game characters come to life and wreak havoc on New York City. The now big-budgeted comedy is taking the small-scaled story and amping it up into something along the veins of Ghostbusters, reportedly — and with King of Kong director Seth Gordon on board for the production, there’s plenty of video game expertise in the room to help expand the film as far as it needs to go.

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Why Watch? Here’s one for the video game lovers. A giant glob of pixels escapes from a television Samara-style and attacks the city in creative ways. From Space Invaders turning taxis into cubists piles of waste to Pac-Man chomping his way down the subway, the concept here is clever and the execution is peerless (although it’s got a Pes-feel about it). This may be the best end of the world scenario ever conceived. What Will It Cost? Just 2 minutes of your time. Does it get better any better than that? Check out Pixels for yourself:

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In early April, we wrote about a very cool short film called Pixels, a cool NES-style sci-fi thriller. Today, we have news that it might become a feature film. Adam Sandler is involved. We’re not sure how to feel about that.

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If there’s something truly wonderful about the dawn of the internet, it’s the sharing of unique experiences that would otherwise be lost in a sea of nothingness. This becomes most apparent when someone extremely creative makes a wonderful short and distributes it online. Such is the case with Pixels, a vibrant and fun little short from a French group called One More Production.

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