Discover the World News Forecast . . . FIRST in Foresight Journalism

Former Internet film Pixels released as feature

July 22, 2015 - MOVIES

Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Kevin James, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage, is released. When aliens misinterpret classic 80s arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack New York City. A group of video game experts are recruited by the government to help deal with the threat.

• Story based on Patrick Jean's 2010 Internet short film Pixels

• Stars: Adam Sandler (former video game professional Sam Brenne), Kevin James, (President Will Cooper), Michelle Monaghan (Lieutenant Colonel Violet van Patten, unique weapons developer)

• Director: Chris Columbus

• Story by: Adam Sandler, Tim Herlihy

• Screenplay: Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling

• Director: Chris Columbus

• Principal filming in Toronto Canada

• Music: Soundtrack includes "Game On" from American rapper Waka Flocka Flame featuring Good Charlotte

• First trailer release May 19, 2015, received 34.3 million global views in 248 hours, breaking previous record help by The amazing Spider-Man 2

Release dates Imbd

Date written/update: 2015-06-19