Asteroids to Become Blockbuster Hollywood Flick

BOOM widget 58350With the movie rights for Pac-Man and Joust already snapped up, the bidding war for the privilege to adapt Atari's old-school rock-buster Asteriods into a film has come to an end.

Universal won the four-studio competition, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura (G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra) attached as a producer and Jeff Kirschenbaum (Wanted, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) overseeing. The script is to be written by Race to Witch Mountain (2009) scribe Matthew Lopez.

Also in the works at Universal are four feature film adaptations of classic Hasbro board games, which could result in movies inspired by Battleship, Candyland and Monopoly.

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