“The Day After Tomorrow” and “2012” director Roland Emmerich has been offered the film adaptation of Atari’s 1979 hit arcade game “Asteroids” at Universal Pictures says Vulture.
The game itself involved a ship firing on asteroids that threaten to destroy it. The story of the film is set after the destruction of Earth. The remnants of human civilization are now living on far-flung colonies within an asteroid belt alongside aliens.
The survivors were led to believe that this alien civilization was benevolent, rescuing them from doom, but ultimately discover that the aliens have engineered Earth’s destruction, and soon will do the same for the rest of humankind.
Matt Lopez (“Race to Witch Mountain”) will pen the script while Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce.