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Asteroids film lands at Universal

Universal has won a four-studio bidding war to pick up the film rights to the classic Atari video game "Asteroids." Matthew Lopez will write the script for the feature adaptation, which will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

In "Asteroids," initially released as an arcade game in 1979, a player controlled a triangular space ship in an asteroid field. The object was to shoot and destroy the hulking masses of rock and the occasional flying saucer while avoiding smashing into both.

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Tsar4ever013395d ago

I would like to see hollywood make an attempt at the OLD 80's classic game called SINISTAR! Damn, That game always got me worked up at the arcade.

"BEWARE, I LIVE!!" "RUN COWARD"! "I HUNGER" "RRAAAAAUGGGHHHH!!"
"I AM SINISTAR!!"