Roland Emmerich may helm ASTEROIDS

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 8th, 2011

Roland Emmerich directing a film

Talk about a match made in heaven.

Vulture is reporting that the king of the disaster film, Roland Emmerich, is set to take on one of the video game world’s most beloved titles.

The outlet has revealed that Universal has offered the directing gig on their upcoming take on the beloved video game Asteroids to Emmerich.  The film will feature a script from RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN scribe Matt Lopez.

Apparently, the film will follow “the remnants of human civilization” who “are now living on far-flung colonies within an asteroid belt alongside aliens. The survivors were led to believe that this alien civilization was benevolent, rescuing them from doom, but ultimately discover that the aliens have engineered Earth’s destruction, and soon will do the same for the rest of humankind.” Yeah, because that’s what I thought of while playing the game.

Personally, while I’m not a huge fan of Emmerich, I do think that if this film has to be made, Emmerich is a fine choice.  That all said, I think the premise is absolutely silly and uninteresting, so if there is any way that this thing gets killed, that would be beyond amazing.


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