Universal Pictures to Fight Asteroids


Universal has won a four-studio bidding war to pick up the film rights to the classic Atari video game “Asteroids,” says The Hollywood Reporter. Matthew Lopez will write the script for the feature adaptation, which will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

In “Asteroids,” initially released as an arcade game in 1979, a player controlled a triangular space ship in an asteroid field. You can play an unofficial version of the game below!

Universal is also developing movies based on Hasbro board game properties such as “Battleship,” “Candyland,” “Ouija,” “Monopoly” and “Clue.”