peter dinklage and pac-man star in the 'pixels' trailer

video game characters invade earth

It's not hard to imagine the pitch meeting for the new sci-fi blockbuster, Pixels: "A bunch of classic characters from '80s video games invade Earth, and a group of nerds need to stop them. Think Ghostbusters meets Independence Day meet Wreck-It Ralph." Sold! That's the incredibly silly premise of this upcoming action comedy, and despite the fact that the big bad villains are—no joke—Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and their crew of arcade icons, it actually looks pretty fun! Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, and our one true love Peter Dinklage star as the squad charged with saving the planet from these space invaders (see what we did there?). Pixels and Peter Dinklage's mullett hits theaters on July 26.