The premise of Pixels seems to be The Last Starfighter by way of Ghostbusters. When New York is under attack by video game alike invaders, a team of champion joystick wranglers are put on call to save the city.
I was wondering if there’s a chance it may end up feeling a little like The Watch, and the image above – from the new issue of EW – won’t do much to dispel this. That’s Michelle Monaghan, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage and I expect we’ll be seeing Monaghan framed as a love interest for Sandler because, of course, Hollywood.
If this were Judd Apatow-produced and improv-fuelled somebody would call Peter Dinklage “Rock of Ages” at some point. Guaranteed. If only in a deleted take. If you’re reading this, Chris Columbus, you can have that one on me.
Go pick up a copy of the mag for the accompanying article.