Feature film adaptation of the popular short PIXELS gets a screenwriter

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
November 11th, 2010

After making a splash amongst geeks around the web, Patrick Jean’s much talked about short film, PIXELS, appears to finally have a bit of feature-film backing steam.

A while back, the short film found a home at Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production shingle, and according to THR, the company has tapped Tim Herlihy, a former SNL writer, to pen the feature film adaptation. For those who may not have seen the short, it follows a bunch of classic video game characters as they run amok through New York. Yeah, it’s actually really entertaining, and not just in a nostalgic way.

Now, while the short itself is really entertaining, you have to remember, this is the same writer behind such cinematic classics as BIG DADDY, BEDTIME STORIES, and the upcoming JUST GO WITH IT, so our expectations should be tempered. That said, it does seem to be something a bit different for Happy Madison, so who knows. I’m not pushing my hopes up too high, but this is one that I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on.

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