Pac-Man Shows No Mercy in the Latest Pixels Trailer



According to the logic behind Home Alone/Harry Potter director Chris Columbus’ upcoming action-comedy, Pixels, if you grew up playing the heck out of Space Invaders, chances are you’ll stand a decent chance against actual space invaders.

The film sees Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Kevin James, and Michelle Monaghan as old-school video game pros tasked to save Earth from unfriendly extra-terrestrials who are attacking the planet as classic ’80s video game characters. We reported on the film’s first official trailer last March, but the latest one gives us a bit more background on each of the characters—and also Kevin James blowing away a helpless Smurf.


If you want to see more Pac-Man munching through the streets of Toronto (where the film was shot, but probably isn’t set), check out the latest trailer below. The timing couldn’t be better, because this Friday marks Pac’s 35th anniversary. Glad to see he’s just as ravenous as ever.

Pixels inserts coin(s) to play July 24. Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

“As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times—at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults—and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.”