Asteroids the Movie?

Looks like more pandering to our nostalgia is in the works.

Variety has reported that Universal has won the bidding war for film rights to the 1979 Atari videogame "Asteroids" with "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura set to produce.

Now when the game came out (TWENTY YEARS AGO) it was a smash hit. The highly detailed (pre 8 bit?) vector graphics and nifty "pew! pew!" sounds your mighty lazer gun made were really cool - back when people had never seen a video game before.

The studio has tapped "Race to Witch Mountain" scribe Matt Lopez to work on the script.

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