A 70s classic video game is about to get the big-screen treatment. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has won a four-studio bidding war for the rights to the classic 1979 video game, Asteroids for a feature film adaptation.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce the feature film, which Matthew Lopez is adapting for the silver screen. While the game, which featured a spaceship that had to shoot down incoming asteroids to avoid collision, did not have a story arc, the studio is used to such projects with the board-game adaptations of Candyland and Sorry already in development.
No production schedule was released for the film.