According to DeadLine, Atari classics Centipede and Missile Command are headed to the big screen. Atari has just partnered with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films to pay for and make two feature films based on the classic arcade game. The films will be produced by Randall Emmett and George Furla, with Atari, Stephen Belafonte, Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones as executive producers.
Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films said:
“immensely popular titles 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.”
Atari CEO Fred Chesnais said:
“thrilled to partner with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films to develop feature films based on two of our most beloved titles. 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.”