Adam Sandler Recruits Tim Herlihy to Adapt PIXELS

     November 10, 2010


Screenwriter Tim Herlihy (Bedtime Stories) has been hired to write a feature length adaptation of Pixels for Columbia and Adam Sandler’s production company Happy Madison. Sandler has starred in all eight feature films credited to Herlihy  — Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Little Nicky, and Bedtime Stories.  Their ninth collaboration, Just Go With It, co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker.

Pixels is based on the popular short film which became an internet sensation earlier this year.  The fantastic and imaginative short film — directed by Patrick Jean — featured classic video game characters such as Donkey Kong, Frogger, and Pac-Man as they decide to destroy New York City by turning everything they touch into 3D pixels.  You can hit the jump to check out the original short film.

According to Heat Vision, the plan is to make a “Ghostbusters-style action comedy in which characters come out of a video game to wreak havoc in the real world.”

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