On The Red Carpet: Pixels Premiere
The cast of the arcade-inspired action flick hit the red carpet to celebrate the premiere and we were right there with Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad and more of the all-star cast
From the LifeMinute Team
July 22, 2015
What do you get when you mix 80's nostalgia with action-packed arcade games and killer special effects? A summer blockbuster that'll thrill the whole family. The Pixels plot: When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic 1980's arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Kevin James are called upon to save the planet because they were the ultimate Atari geeks as kids, the best in their game.
The all-star cast hit the red carpet in New York City at the Regal E-Walk theater near Times Square to celebrate the premiere. "Pixels was a short film that we saw on the Internet. It was incredible. Patrick Jean did that. It was about all these video games we love from growing up, taking over New York City. We came up with the idea of guys that were great at playing those games getting called upon to defeat them as they try to take over the world. We just knew it would look awesome," says lead actor Adam Sandler.
The cast, unsurprisingly, had just as much fun filming the alien invasion comedy as viewers will have watching it. "Everybody was trying to make everybody laugh non-stop. You know, it was like summer camp. I had the best summer of my life," says star Josh Gad of his time on set. "Getting up in the morning and going to the hair and makeup trailer at 5 a.m. and watching a mullet get glued to Peter Dinklage's head was kind of the best thing I've ever done," laughs Michelle Monaghan, who plays Sandler's wife. No doubt, Sandler was the comedic ringleader. On the red carpet he told us: "I think PAC-MAN was a gentleman. Between scenes we had fun talking to each other. He didn't need me ultimately and I love him. I love him to death."