A little over a month ago we posted an awesome short film by Patrick Jean called Pixels. In the film, 8-bit favorites Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Frogger, and others decide to destroy New York City by turning everything they touch into 3D pixels. It’s one of the most original short films I’ve seen in a long time.
After the film was released, it spread everywhere. I saw tons of Facebook and Tweets about the short and it would make sense that Hollywood might notice. And according to Deadline, they have, as Columbia Pictures and Happy Madison are in early talks to develop a movie based on Pixels and they want to make it in 3D. More after the jump:
Mark my words: the best video game movie is going to be one that comes from a retro property. Trying to make movies out of games that are trying to be movies will most likely never work because all you’re doing is taking the interactivity out of a video game. But because 8-bit video games are silly and didn’t really try to tell a story, there’s so much room for imagination.
You can see that imagination on display with a short film by Patrick Jean called Pixels. In the film, 8-bit favorites Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Frogger, and others decide to destroy New York City by turning everything they touch into 3D pixels. When I saw the Space Invaders, I couldn’t help but think of the Futurama episode where Fry wonders what the world would be like if life were more like a video game.
Hit the jump to check out two versions of the films. One has music and the other doesn’t. I like the one without music because you can hear the great sound effects and with music the flick come off like an advertisement. [via Edgar Wright]