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.Â The early devourer of my quarters was Space Invaders.Â 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Flash forward to today, where Galaga has been replaced by Halo, and someone (actually Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger) has sold the idea that this video game would make an excellent movie.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.