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Classic Atari games Missile Command and Centipede are headed to the big screen.

Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films will produce two films based on the 1980s arcade games as part of a partnership with Atari.

“[I’m] thrilled to partner with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films to develop feature films based on two of our most beloved titles,” Atari CEO Fred Chesnais told Deadline. “Centipede and Missile Command are part of Atari’s unparalleled and rich library of popular games and we cannot wait to see the movies come to life.”

Randall Emmett, who will co-produce the films alongside George Furla, agreed, saying that the games are “immensely popular titles [that] have been enjoyed by generations of gamers worldwide. We look forward to a very successful partnership and to bringing Centipede and Missile Command to the big screen.”

Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films is currently aiding post-production on Martin Scorsese’s upcoming historical drama, Silence. There’s no word yet on when the new films will enter production or when they’re expected to hit theaters.

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

Classic Atari games Missile Command and Centipede headed to the big screen

By Emma Schaefer | 05/13/2016 03:30 PM PT

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Classic Atari games Missile Command and Centipede are headed to the big screen.

Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films will produce two films based on the 1980s arcade games as part of a partnership with Atari.

“[I’m] thrilled to partner with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films to develop feature films based on two of our most beloved titles,” Atari CEO Fred Chesnais told Deadline. “Centipede and Missile Command are part of Atari’s unparalleled and rich library of popular games and we cannot wait to see the movies come to life.”

Randall Emmett, who will co-produce the films alongside George Furla, agreed, saying that the games are “immensely popular titles [that] have been enjoyed by generations of gamers worldwide. We look forward to a very successful partnership and to bringing Centipede and Missile Command to the big screen.”

Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films is currently aiding post-production on Martin Scorsese’s upcoming historical drama, Silence. There’s no word yet on when the new films will enter production or when they’re expected to hit theaters.

Read More


About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM