Warner Bros. Pictures is in negotiations with Japanese company Taito to score the film rights to 80’s video game classic “Space Invaders” says The Los Angeles Times.
The game itself, which first came out in 1978 and is essentially the first ‘shooter’ video game ever invented, followed the basic premise of a ship destroying increasingly fast alien invaders before they touch the ground. A feature film will have to expand considerably on that leaving the filmmaker a lot of leeway to tell whatever story they want.
Mark Gordon, Jason Blum and Guymon Casady will produce. The film joins other classic video games turned films currently in development including “Asteroids” at Universal and “Missile Command” at Fox.