Space Invaders: The Movie

07.08.11 Marina Galperina

How the hell are they turning an ’80s arcade classic into a movie? Hollywood magic, i.e. making commercially familiar entities go BOOM on big screen. The producers of Transformers are attached, naturally. The adaptation poses “a challenge” — the low-pixel video game “doesn’t have a built-in mythology” so they have to — GASP!!! — write one. Meanwhile, Invader is about to get a little more mainstream.