Stunning 'Pixels' Scaling Up To Big Screen, Says Report

Patrick Jean's amazing short film Pixels, which documents the 8-bit destruction of New York City by Donkey Kong, Frogger, Space Invader and Vaus from Arkanoid, may be coming to a cinema near you, thanks to Adam Sandler.

Deadline reports that Sandler's production company Happy Madison has purchased the rights to Pixels and that Columbia Pictures may develop the short into a feature film. Jean said in an interview last month with Motionographer that he's been "contacted by several major feature studios to develop the project further". Happy Madison, by the way, is the production studio responsible for cinematic classics like Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and You Don't Mess With The Zohan.

Adding more weight to the report are new domain registrations from Sony Pictures, the home of Columbia, dug up by URL-finding powers of Mr Superannuation. Sony is squatting on various Pixels movie domains, proving it is at least that serious about getting the film made.

Deadline notes that the big screen adaptation of Pixels would be filmed in 3D, naturally, as any good movie should. Given

Jean and Sony Pictures have not yet responded to requests for comment.

Sony, Happy Madison Playing With Viral Sensation 'Pixels' [Deadline]


    They will have to be fast, before someone else takes the idea and runs with it. It isn't exactly a new idea anyway (what is?) but man it was executed beautifully.

    This could be kinda cool... imagine a fleet of Galaga ships attacking the city...

    better not have 47 minutes of Shia LeBeouf in it.

    I can't believe out of all the Happy Madison films to choose from those three were mentioned!! :O

    How about the title of the company? Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison... Zohan? Pfft Please!

      i thought exactly the same thing.. Zohan is probably THE worst example you could use.

    does he throw crap as you as well?

    Space... it seems to go on forever. But then you get to the end and a giant ape throws barrels at you.

    Good to see Sandler making a good decision on a movie for once.

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