Classic Atari video games “Missile Command” and “Centipede” are headed for the big screen with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films developing film adaptations of both.
Released in 1982, the centipede game follows a tiny elf named Oliver whose entire village has been turned into mushrooms by an evil wizard. Oliver winds up getting a hold of the wizard’s magic wand, however, and then fights off waves of insects and spiders controlled by the evil mage.
The tile antagonist of “Centipede” appeared in last year’s sci-fi comedy Pixels. It’s a pretty safe bet that the “Centipede” movie won’t have any specific connections to that film, although it remains to be seen exactly how narratives for both films will develop given the simplistic nature of the games themselves.
“Missile Command” has gamers defending cities from projectile attacks, with the game’s back story setting the action on the planet of Zardon which was under attack by warriors from the planet Krytol.
Both films will be produced by Randall Emmett and George Furla.