Asteroids Movie The Next Star Wars?

Out doing promotional rounds for “RED 2,” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura says that the proposed film based on the classic arcade game “Asteroids” is still very much on the table.

As previously indicated, the story follows two estranged brothers who are forced to team up to save Earth from invading aliens. Now, in a video interview for Screen Rant, di Bonaventura reveals a few more details:

“Really, Asteroids is the one we’re spending our time on now. The truth is, I love the title… when I look at that project, that’s what I think about it, is I think about the scale of it and I think about the possibility of it.

it’s not a disaster movie. If we’re successful at getting it made. it’s much more of a space opera. it’s like a great sci-fi movie if we get it done right.

It is not at all what people think it is. People think, ‘Oh, the asteroid’s gonna hit the earth,’ and I have no interest in doing that. That’s been done exceedingly well before. No, this takes place in an asteroid belt, the whole movie.