Before PIXELS arrives at Cines, this next July 24, 2015; let's remember some movies based on video games and others coming on.
Sony Pictures is bringing one of the most anticipated films of the year to theaters on July 24, the PIXELS, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage. This action, comedy and sci-fi movie brings to life some of the most beloved video game characters, including, Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Centipedes, Q Bert, and many others!
Let's go through 6 video game-based movies, including PIXELS.
As children in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents per game in video games. Now, you're going to have to do it for real. In pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds from classic arcade games and misunderstand it as a declaration of war, they attack Earth, using video games as the models for their attacks – and now by Cooper as a President of the United States should call his old-school arcade friends to save the world from destruction by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipedes, and Space Invaders.
Alongside them is Lieutenant Colonel Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist in supplying arcaders with unique weapons to fight aliens.
SUPER MARIO BROS. (1993)
This fantasy adventure film is a live-action adaptation of the 1985 Nintendo video game of the same name. It tells the story of the Mario brothers, trying to find a parallel universe, ruled by the ruthless dictator Bowser, who tries to merge the two dimensions together so that he can rule both worlds.
LARA CRAFT: TOMB RAIDER (2001)
This action film based on the popular Tomb Raider video game series shows Lara Croft played by Angelina Jolie.
RESIDENT EVIL SERIES (2002–present)
A series of sci-fi action and horror films loosely based on Capcom video games of the same name tell the fictional story of Umbrella Corporation, responsible for the zombie apocalypse, which came after the T-virus of the corporation infects the Earth's population.
SILENT HILL (2006)
A psychological horror film adapted from the horror survivors video game series. Rose, who takes her adopted daughter Sharon to the village of Silent Hill. Upon arrival, Rose is involved in a car accident and wakes up to find Sharon missing; During the search for her daughter, she fights a local cult, while discovering Sharon's connection to the city's past.
ANGRY BIRDS (2016)
The next 2016 3D action comedy computer animated film, based on the popular Angry Birds video game series, will be starring Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, and Peter Dinklage.