The Los Angeles Times reports that Warner Bros. Pictures is negotiating to acquire feature rights to classic video game “Space Invaders” from Taito, the Japanese company that originally manufactured the game.
“Space Invaders” was designed by Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978. The game was later licensed for production in the United States by Midway.
The project would be produced by Mark Gordon (The Day After Tomorrow, Saving Private Ryan), Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity) and Guymon Casady.
Movie versions of “Missile Command” and “Asteroids” are also in development at Fox and Universal, respectively.