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Film News: Pac Man and Donkey Kong Will Destroy New York City

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 13, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 13, 2010 |

Last month, we featured a pretty killer little YouTube short, put together by French director Patrick Jean, where a bunch of 8-bit video game characters from Tetris, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Frogger, and Space-Invaders attacked New York City before moving on to the rest of the world. It could best be described as neat.

Well, “neat” is good enough these days to merit a film. Hot Fuzz’s director Edgar Wright dug that video so much that it got the attention of the studios, specifically Columbia, and from there, Adam Sandler and his production company, Happy Madison, stepped in. One thing lead to another, and Bam: Now there’s a movie in development based on that little short. Will Pac-Man and Frogger return? What about Dig Dug? How the hell do you make that short into a full-length movie? The idea, apparently, is a “Ghostbusters-style action comedy in which characters come out of a video game to wreak havoc in the real world.”

I’m sure it’ll be an origins story.

I just hope they can persuade Q-bert to join the cast.That motherfucker is a diva.

In case you missed it, here’s that video again:

(Source: Heat Vision)

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