Rumored for years now, Heat Vision is saying a Space Invaders movie is finally preparing to attack theaters. The classic 1980s arcade game from Taito and Midway, which is ranked as the top arcade game of all time by Guinness World Records, is heading to the big screen courtesy of producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Odd Lot Entertainment’s Gigi Pritzker. One of the first video games, “Space Invaders” is credited with taking the medium from a sideshow attraction to a mainstream obsession. The shooter game was technically released in 1978 but made its pop culture mark by the turn of the decade. It featured rows upon rows of aliens (or their ships) raining laser death upon a lone player who took cover behind slowly disintegrating blocks.
Set to premiere at the San Diego Comic-Con (Thursday from 2-3PM) is the final installment of Warners and Kevin Tancharoen’s “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” brings to life the complex and rich history of the gaming world of Mortal Kombat. “Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung are obsessed with reigning over various realms (parallel universes) and the winners of Mortal Kombat competitions are granted supreme control over these worlds. The Earthrealm (Earth) is an unconscious participant in this competition and only a few select humans understand the consequences of losing Mortal Kombat and what it will mean to Earth. In a universe with powerful evil sorcerers, cyborgs, Gods and movie stars, this Mortal Kombat digital media series drives a cohesive understanding of what this Universe is all about.” We’ve added a teaser image below featuring Cyrex and Sektor. Watch the first eight shorts here.
Website Kino Gallery has landed a dozen or so behind-the-scenes images from the set of Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein’s Underworld 4: New Dawn 3D, which features looks at stars Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Sandrine Holt and Robert Lawrenson. Screen Gems will pass the vampire torch to Selen’s daughter on January 20, 2012.