Way back in the day, before the advent of NES, SNES, Sega, Xbox, and those hack machines that followed, we had to go to a video arcade to play video games – one quarter at a time.  The early devourer of my quarters was Space Invaders.  A lot of button mashing and left-right joystick controlling is all the skill one needed to defeat the invaders…from space…

Flash forward to today, where Galaga has been replaced by Halo, and someone (actually Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger) has sold the idea that this video game would make an excellent movie. The duo of Lisbe and Reger have gone so far as to hire Justin Theroux to write the script.

(film) centers on a man who decides to go to space after he suspects that his longtime girlfriend, an astronaut, is cheating on him with another spacewalker. Will Arnett is attached to star.

If the Theroux name sounds familiar, then good for you for paying attention, as Theroux wrote Tropic Thunder, and the upcoming Iron Man 2 movie, and is currently working on a feature film remake of Air Guitar Nation.

via THR

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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2 Comments

  1. Ev
    November 18, 2009 at 10:45 am — Reply

    “(film) centers on a man who decides to go to space after he suspects that his longtime girlfriend, an astronaut, is cheating on him with another spacewalker.”

    Hey, this is just like in the game! So romantic. I hope there is also a love interest between some space invaders and the mother ship.

  2. Baron of chaos
    November 18, 2009 at 11:34 am — Reply

    I’m BAFFLED, seriously. At least Uwe Bollis not invovled in this videogame to movie conversion so far. And this is good thing

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