Space Invaders to be a movie, but Futurama did it 1st

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Jul 4, 2015, 12:32 PM EDT

If you're a child of the '80s, you probably wasted a lot of time in arcades playing Space Invaders and thinking, "Wow, this would make a RAD movie!"

Or not. But in any case, Warner Brothers thought so and has reportedly decided to adapt the Taito sci-fi game to the silver screen.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

With a movie version of Missile Command essentially set up at Fox and an adaptation of Asteroids in development at Universal, it was only a matter of time before a studio decided to take on the grandfather of all video games, Space Invaders.

And now it looks like one could.

Warner Bros. is negotiating to acquire feature rights to the landmark shooter from Taito, the Japanese company that originally manufactured the game. If the rights issues all work out, the project would bring on Hollywood fixtures Mark Gordon, Jason Blum and Guymon Casady as producers.

Players may recall that there's not a whole lot to Space Invaders, so the movie could be anything at all. Of course, it's not the first time the video game has been adapted: Futurama already did its own version:
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