According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. has acquired feature films rights to the 100-year-old (give or take) arcade game "Space Invaders," and producers Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, and Tory Tunnell have already signed on. That leaves us to wonder: which actor (or actress!) will take the role of our laser cannon hero?
For those of you who need a quick refresher on what "Space Invaders" is all about before throwing out casting suggestions, The Wrap sums it up nicely:
"Space Invaders" doesn't feature a rich mythology in terms of narrative, as the video game simply featured several rows of aliens (or their ships) firing lasers at the hero, who must take cover behind blocks that slowly disintegrate.
The hero, of course, being the laser cannon.
I'll make my suggestions first, but please feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments.
Hmm. Benedict Cumberbatch is hot right now and he certainly has the right voice for the job—powerful, fearless—but I'm not sure Laser Cannon shares Cumberbatch's confident, controlled movements. Who else?
Yes. Kerry Washington would be perfect in the role of Laser Cannon in the unthinkable feature-length movie version of the 100-year-old plotless arcade game "Space Invaders."
Some might say Mark Ruffalo is too old to play the part of Laser Cannon, but to them I say this: the arcade game is 100 years old. How old is Mark Ruffalo? Older or younger than 100?
Cast of Sex and the City?
What better group of women to join forces and re-enter the public eye as one cohesive Laser Cannon? "Now it's the alien's turn to get Carried Away..."
Michael B. Jordan?
I do think this would be the best choice, to be honest.
So. Anyone I missed or did I get 'em all?
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