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A Space Invaders movie is in the works at Warner Bros.

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Taito's arcade classic shoot 'em up Space Invaders and its unique tale of invading aliens laying waste to the Earth in predictable waves are being mined for a feature film, The Wrap reports.

Rights to the 1978 arcade game have reportedly been acquired by studio Warner Bros., and screenwriter-producer Akiva Goldsman is attached to produce the Space Invaders movie. Goldsman's credits include films like Lone Survivor, I Am Legend and the Paranormal Activity series, as well as TV show Fringe. He most recently wrote and directed Winter's Tale for Warner Bros.

Space Invaders served as inspiration for the upcoming movie Pixels, which stars Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage and was based on a Patrick Jean-directed short film of the same name (pictured above). It too will feature an alien invasion inspired by — and, in the film, caused by — classic arcade games.

Hollywood has designs on turning other classic arcade games, like Asteroids and Missile Command, into feature films.

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