PIXELS is an upcoming 3D science fiction comedy film directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) from a screenplay written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling and a screen story penned by Tim Herlihy, based on Patrick Jean’s 2010 Internet short film of the same name. The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox.
When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ‘80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
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