Atari is partnering with EFO Films to make movies based off of its arcade classic Missile Command and Centipede games, according to a report on Deadline Hollywood. Before you wonder how on Earth you make two feature-length presentations about shooting down missiles with a trackball and blasting one big centipede into lots of smaller centipedes, take a moment to remember the existence of Battleship. Yeah.
Because we learned nothing from Pixels, more retro-relishing game movies are in the works.
Classic 1980 arcade games heading to the big screen.
Movie adaptations based on big-name, current generation video games, like Assassin's Creed, World of Warcraft, and Uncharted for example, are nice and all, but
Expect to see Centipede and Missile Command films playing at your local theater at some point in the future. Arcade games Centipede and Missile Comman…
So, here's the news: Deadline is reporting that production company Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films has signed a deal with the intellectual property licensing entity known as Atari to make movies based off...
Trace the history of video games back to its roots and, near the beginning, you’ll find Atari’s Centipede and Missile Command. The shoot-em-up games were early pioneers of the genre, and now they’re catching up with modern games by getting their very own movies.
Old-school video games Centipede and Missile Command are making the leap from the arcade cabinet to the big screen: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Atari are partnering to produce and finance two feature films based on the 8-bit shoot ‘em up adventures over the next two years, the companies have announced. Centipede tasks players with sniping waves of cascading insects, while the Cold War-inflected Missile Command involves protecting cities from raining ICBMs. Both games launched in 1980.
Atari just won't give up the dream of bringing its iconic gaming properties to the big screen. Back in 2010 we heard the company was shopping a Missile Command...
If Resident Evil and Assassin's Creed can be major motion pictures, why not classic Atari arcade games? Centipede and Missile Command will be hitting the big screen, but which actors should be in the films?