Cast & Credits:
Release date: July 24, 2015
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Director: Chris Columbus
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Tim Herlihy, Tim Dowling
Starring: Adam Sandler, Brian Cox, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad
Genre: Comedy, Action
Budget: $110,000,000 (estimated)
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Tagline: It's time to save the World
When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
Did You Know?
This film borrows its concept heavily from a Futurama episode entitled "Anthology Of Interest II" (Season 4 Episode 8, aired in 2002) where Fry asks a "what-if" machine to show him what life would be like if it was more like a video game. Not only does it show video game characters declaring war on Earth, it also has Fry as the "only hope of humanity" as he comes from a by-gone age.
Jennifer Aniston turned down the female lead and Michelle Monaghan was cast instead.
Peter Dinklage & Sean Bean also star in Game Of Thrones together.