Chris Columbus Draws Up “Pixels”

Chris Columbus (“Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Harry Potter 1 & 2”) is in discussions to direct the feature adaptation of French filmmaker Patrick Jean’s acclaimed film short “Pixels” for Sony Pictures and Happy Madison.

The original short features 1980s video game characters like Donkey Kong, Tetris, Space Invaders, Frogger and Pac-Man attacking New York City and turning everything they hit into pixels – with ultimately the entire planet going blocky.

The studio is aiming for a Ghostbusters-style action comedy in which characters come out of a video game to wreak havoc in the real world.

Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo, Benjamin Darras, Johnny Alves and Matias Boucard are producing

Source: Heat Vision