I still remember that I’ve played this particular game when I was a little kid on the Gameboy. You know, back where Gameboy cartridges were all the rage and all sorts of games are available for playing? Space Invaders is one of them.
I can’t exactly say Space Invader is a really popular game now, but it’s definitely one of the more popular games way in the past. Something like two decades ago kind of long. And now they are deciding to do a movie on it.
LA Times had reported that Warner Bros is thinking of doing a Space Invader movie, and is currently now engaged in talks with Taito to secure license for the movie. I’m not sure how the movie will turn out, and I don’t really want to find out. Despite the popularity of Space Invaders in the past, I really doubt it will work out in the 21th Century. Honestly! Look around you, does anyone ever play Space Invaders now?
There are a ton better games out there that could be converted into a movie, but of all the games, Space Invaders? There’s barely any story to begin with anyway! One would probably think that this particular movie will be more towards the novelty side than the storytelling side, and we all know what happens for novelty related things… people lose interest, real quick.