Best friends Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler have a new rivalry to look forward to, as the Funny People pair find their two big summer 2015 releases going head-to-head at the box office. Sony Pictures has decided to move their video game comedy Pixels, starring Sandler, right into the path of Amy Schumer's aptly titled Trainwreck, directed by Apatow.
Originally set for release on May 15, 2015, Pixels is getting pushed further into next summer, now landing on the July 24, 2015 weekend, where it will face not only Amy Schumer's big theatrical debut, but also MGM's Poltergeist remake starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris.
Pixels was originally set to open opposite Mad Max: Fury Road, which earned a lot of buzz coming out of Comic-Con this past July, and the musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2, which comes with a diehard built-in audience of Barden Bella faithfuls.
With a great comedic ensemble cast that includes not only Adam Sandler, but also Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Brian Cox and Michelle Monaghan, Pixels follows a group of intergalactic aliens who misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games and see it as a declaration of war against them. They attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.
President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Monaghan plays the team's unique weapons specialist.
What will you be seeing on July 24, 2015?