Adam Sandler to Topline Chris Columbus-Directed PIXELS

Josh Gad and Jennifer Aniston may co-star…

The feature adaptation of Patrick Jean’s awesome 2010 animated web short ‘Pixels’ is set to finally commence this summer with Adam Sandler attached to star.

With Chris Columbus behind the camera, the action comedy follows four champion arcade gamers who are called back into action to save the world when aliens attack by staging versions of popular 1980s video games on an epic scale.

Josh Gad (‘Frozen,’ ‘Book of Mormon’) and Kevin James (‘Grown Ups’) are in early talks to co-star, with Sandler’s ‘Just Go With It’ co-star Jennifer Aniston reportedly being lined up for the female lead.

Sandler is also serving as producer via his Happy Madison banner, with Seth Gordon (‘Horrible Bosses’) on board to executive produce. Tim Herlihy and Tim Dowling are providing the screenplay.