A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far… ok, it was only back in 2009, but that seems like an eternity in internet time. That summer, Universal Pictures won a four-studio bidding war to pick up the film rights to the classic Atari video game Asteroids. At the time, Matthew Lopez (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) was brought on to write the script for the feature adaptation, which is to be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Man on a Ledge).
Now, THR reports that Universal has hired screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos (Snow White and the Huntsman, Charles Fort) to work on the script for the project, which is now said to be about two estranged brothers that must team up to save Earth from an alien race.
So, two estranged brothers… does that mean there will be two triangles?
Asteroids is tentatively slated to hit theaters (not literally) in 2014.