Dan Kunka to Pen ‘Space Invaders’ Movie

– by Gig Patta

The alien invasion is about to begin.

Warner Brothers enlisted Black List writer Dan Kunka to write the script for the live-action movie version of the popular late 1970s/early 1980s video game Space Invaders.

The video game was originally conceived by Tomohiro Nishikado and was a part of the Golden Age of Video Games. The video game concept is simple with a mobile gunner shooting at rows of alien invaders and preventing them from reaching the surface. The game spawned several sequels and is a fixture in the video game culture.

According to Deadline, Kunka converted a 52-page spec “Yellowstone Falls” into the wolves versus zombies movie. He is also adapting Winston Groom’s novel “Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans” for the big screen.

It won’t be the only sci-fi arcade game from its video game era trying to be a live-action film. Universal is trying to develop “Asteroids” for the past few years on to the big screen.

Source: Deadline

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