Area 51: Paramount Pictures has reportedly optioned the feature film rights to Midway Games popular arcade offering "Area 51," with Christine Peters set to produce the action-thriller.

The game is also set to be released into the home video game market this March via the Xbox and PlayStation 2 consoles.

Peters will collaborate with Midway to produce the film. The game features the voice talent of David Duchovny as Specialist Ethan Cole of the Hazardous Materials Division, Powers Boothe as Major Bridges and singer Marilyn Manson as Edgar, the gray alien. Players will take the role of Cole, who has been sent to investigate a distress signal from Area 51, where a viral outbreak has just shut down the research facility, automatically locking all scientific and military personnel inside.