Pixels, based on a popular short film, was previously expected to hit theatres in May, but is now due on 24th July. Chris Columbus (of “Harry Potter” and “Home Alone” fame) is directing the movie.
The movie centres on intergalactic aliens that misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them and as a result, they attack Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.
President Will Cooper (played by Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, 80s video game champion Sam Brenner (played by Adam Sandler), now a home theatre installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (played by Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad respectively) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Michelle Monaghan plays the team’s unique weapons specialist.
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