Screenwriter Tim Herlihy (Bedtime Stories) has been hired to write a feature length adaptation of Pixels for Columbia and Adam Sandler’s production company Happy Madison. Sandler has starred in all eight feature films credited to Herlihy — Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Little Nicky, and Bedtime Stories. Their ninth collaboration, Just Go With It, co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker.
Pixels is based on the popular short film which became an internet sensation earlier this year. The fantastic and imaginative short film — directed by Patrick Jean — featured classic video game characters such as Donkey Kong, Frogger, and Pac-Man as they decide to destroy New York City by turning everything they touch into 3D pixels. You can hit the jump to check out the original short film.