Sony Pictures Entertainment has set its summer tentpole Pixels for release on May 15, 2015. The movie, which stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage, will be directed by Chris Columbus.
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 has to call on his childhood best friend, í80s video game champion Jules Brenner, now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
Principal photography will begin next month on the Happy Madison/1492 Pictures production, which was written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the short film directed by Patrick Jean and produced by One More Production. Pixels will be produced by Happy Madisonís Adam Sandler and Allen Covert, and 1492 Picturesí Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe. Executive producers are Barry Bernardi, Jack Giarraputo, Seth Gordon, Tim Herlihy and Heather Parry.