Asteroids:-The-Movie-now-has-a-screenwriter.-Wait,-Asteroids-the-WHAT? Asteroids: The Movie now has a screenwriter. Wait, Asteroids the WHAT?

   11/11/2011 at 09:23       Phil May       0 COMMENTS.
Source - Joystiq
 - Asteroids, The, Movie, Are you , Kidding Me?

Many, many games have made the leap from the small screen (small? I'm packing a 52" Bravia, baby!) to the silver screen (or the 'skidmarked grey screen' at our local megaplex). Some have been triumphant successes (who didn't enjoy Doom?), some have been dismal failures and more have failed to even get off the starting blocks. 

So what of Asteroids: The Movie? Yep that's right, someone figured they could milk a fairly cool retro game producing some sort of a sci fi movie out of it. 

Picture the scene. The inky blackness of space. A triangular spacecraft gently cruises the void when suddenly "BAM!" the thing's surrounded by gigantic rocks. Shooting at them just makes them break up and increase in number. 

It gets worse, aliens soon arrive on the scene to take pot shots at the heroic space commander and his large chested female love interest. Oh and we'll probably through in a cute monkey or something to keep the merchandising folk happy. 

The news is that the movie now has a screenwriter, in the shape of Evan Spiliotopoulos. A quick check on IMDB shows the man has an enviable pedigree, having penned videogame classic "Pooh's Heffalump Movie" previously. 

I can't wait. This and Battleship? Instant box set material, man!

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