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Who would have guessed that the original Atari Asteroids game would have four studios in a bidding war over who would get the rights to produce the movie.  Universal Pictures apparently paid the most money, with Matthew Lopez writing the screenplay. 9o minutes of a space ship spinning around in space blowing up stuff real good doesn’t sound too exciting, so Lopez will need to come up with an original story to wrap around the 1979 game concept. via THR

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