CORE STORY: Atari games Centipede and Missile Command becoming movies

Artwork: Atari

Artwork: Atari

Chris Luckett

Twenty-sixteen already is seeing its share of video game adaptations, from last month’s Ratchet & Clank to the upcoming Angry Birds, Warcraft, and Assassin’s Creed movies.

It’s not surprise, then, that even more will soon be on the way. Atari has closed a deal with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films to be two features out of their Centipede and Missile Command properties, two shooters from 1980 that ate more than their share of quarters.

Very little plot existed in the games, leaving plenty of narrative freedom for the movies, but Centipede dealt with fighting waves of insects attacks and Missile Command involved defended six cities from incoming projectiles.

This marks the first time any Atari properties have been adapted for the big screen. No actors, writers, or directors are yet attached to either project.

(Source: Deadline)

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