Fox Bringing Atari’s MISSILE COMMAND To The Big Screen
Atari’s Missile Command will make it’s big screen debut thanks to 20th Century Fox.
The film will be written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama who recently wrote the Flash Gordon reboot and co-wrote Dracula Year Zero.
Variety reports that, “the scribes have little to adapt beyond a title to build a plot around and a Cold War-heavy scenario of players having to defend their cities from being destroyed by a rain of missiles.”
Gamers play as a regional commander of three anti-missile batteries and must defend six cities under attack by an endless hail of ballistic missiles. The later levels get even harder with smart bombs which can evade a less than perfectly targeted missile.
This could be a cool movie or it could turn out to be horrible. Command is the thirdAtari film that’s been set up for a film adaptation. Asteroids is at Universal Pictures and Rollercoaster Tycoon was set up at Sony Pictures.
I have not played the game for a long time, I never was that great at so I am not a huge fan of the game itself. Atari still offers the game to play on its website. It is hugely popular title and has sold over 20 million units since it was released.