Here it is, the first trailer for Chris Columbus' latest film Pixels. When aliens misinterpret footage of video games as an act of war, they send giant versions of Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and other video game characters to attack the Earth. Naturally, our only hope is a crew of former arcade game champions. UPDATE: Longer version added.
Adam Sandler stars as Sam Brenner, former gaming champion and childhood friend of the President of the United States (Kevin James). We get to see a bit of Sam and his shoot-em-up team (played by Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and Michelle Monaghan). Unfortunately, this trailer doesn't have us super excited for the movie, although it is fun seeing Pac-Man designer Toru Iwatani come face to giant face with his hungry yellow creation.
Update: We've just added a longer version of the trailer, with more Peter Dinklage, and more of the characters grappling with the video-game characters.
Pixels is due in theaters on July 24, 2015.