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Akiva Goldsman producing ‘Space Invaders’ for Warner Bros.

July 18th, 2014 by Saxon Comments

Wow.  So its come to this.  

According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. has acquired feature films rights to the classic 1980s arcade game “Space Invaders,” which has recruited some high-profile producers. Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell have come on to produce through Weed Road and Safehouse Picutres, respectively. Matt Schwartz, VP of Weed Road/Safe House, helped track down and secure the rights, while WB exec Jesse Ehrman will oversee the project for the studio.

“Space Invaders” doesn’t feature a rich mythology in terms of narrative, as the video game simply featured several rows of aliens (or their ships) firing lasers at the hero, who must take cover behind blocks that slowly disintegrate. Goldsman recently wrote, directed and produced Winters Tale for Warner Bros. The Oscar-winning writer is represented by WME.

More news on this astounding story as we get it.

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