Adam Sandler's game-inspired Pixels movie to release May 2015

Sony Pictures has announced that Pixels, a movie inspired by classic video games, will release on May 15, 2015. It stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage, and will begin filming next month.

Pixels is based on the 2010 short film (below) by Patrick Jean. The story revolves around aliens misunderstanding classic games as a declaration of war, so they naturally come to earth to fight us using video games as their battle plans. Variety (via GameSpot) gave the release date. Check out the short below for an idea of what we might see in the feature film.