Though it was recently bumped from its planned May 2013 release date and likely won’t make a 2014 date either, Pixels is getting a boost with director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone) in early talks. Produced by Happy Madison’s Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo, the Columbia picture is based on the 2010 animated short by Patrick Jean, which featured 80s video game characters attacking New York City. The feature-film is expected to be an action-comedy in the vein of Ghostbusters and will follow the same premise as the short. Hit the jump to watch the animated short film.
Heat Vision cautions that Columbus is in very early talks to direct Pixels, but at this point any movement on the picture is good news. Check out the short below: