Get Ready for "Space Invaders" the Movie! 

As we told you back in March of 2010, reports were swirling that "Space Invaders," an early 80s relic, is coming to theaters near you.

Now, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the top arcade game of all time by Guinness World Records is indeed heading to the big screen, with help from "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. He's teaming up with Odd Lot Entertainment's Gigi Pritzker to see this project into fruition.

Both are now looking for a writer to come up with a story. Hmmmm, there are no characters nor mythology surrounding "Space Invaders" so this could be a tough one. I guess they could go on the "Tron" route and create new mythos within the "Space Invaders" world. Each of those laser death firing aliens could be characters right?

Incidentally, di Bonaventura is also mining other 80s icons such as the video game (yes, another video game!) "Asteroids" and a remake of 1989's "Pet Sematary."

Which provoked me to say, "Dear Mr. di Bonaventura, can you please be more original? Please?" :wink

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