‘Game On’ Video game icons attack in official banners for Chris Columbus’ action-comedy, landing in Irish cinemas August 2015. Click for hi-res versions In ‘Pixels,’ when intergalactic 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 (Adam Sandler), now a home theatre installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Michelle Monaghan plays the team’s unique weapons specialist. Ashley Benson and Brian Cox also star. The film is directed by Chris Columbus from a story by Tim Herlihy and a screenplay by Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the original short film of the same name by Patrick Jean. PIXELS is scheduled for release May 15th 2015.