Director Chris Columbus who has brought us iconic films like The Goonies and Harry Potter has gone and lost his [insert expletive here] mind. Bringing an  Internet short (as seen in the video above) by Patrick Jean to the big screen.

Pixels will star Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Josh Gad. The merry trio will portray video game experts in the 1980’s who get recruited by the government to fight off the invading hoards of retro video game characters.

The film will start shooting in Toronto this summer. For more details visit The Hollywood Reporter.

Written by Eric Wendt

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