Sunday, June 12, 2011

Roland Emmerich setting off to battle Asteroids?

*Master of mayhem Roland Emmerich has been offered another epic
disaster movie in the form of arcade game adaptation _Asteroids_.*

Universal is currently setting up the adap, which is based on the
popular (and archaic) video game first released by Atari in 1979.

In the game, players had to control a spaceship and destroy floating
chunks of rock.

The movie would shake up that premise, following humans living in
peace alongside aliens on an asteroid belt. Except that’s all a
front, because the aliens are the ones who were responsible for
Earth’s destruction.

It’s completely silly sounding (what movie based on a game
isn’t?), but could involve some fun set-pieces if it gives in to
the B movie leanings.

How about just going the whole hog and setting _Asteroids_ up as
_Independence Day 2_, with Will Smith starring? Makes sense to us.

Emmerich’s next movie, _Anonymous_, doesn’t involve any
aliens or the destruction of Earth, instead revolving around
Shakespeare and his possible origins.

_Anonymous_ opens 30 September 2011.




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