Asteroids: The Movie coming soon from Universal

Asteroids: The Movie coming soon from Universal

Just when it seemed like the trend of studios licensing non-narrative properties for the movies couldn't get more ridiculous, along comes the word that Universal has inked a deal to make a movie out of Asteroids. Yes, Asteroids: the classic videogame that consists of a triangular spaceship firing dots at lumpy floating shapes. (The movie's big action sequence will occur when one character accidentally bumps the control panel, causing the ship to thrust forward and disappear off the left edge of the screen momentarily, before reappearing on the right.) Even weirder than the news that Asteroids will be a movie? Universal outbid three other studios for the privilege. (Hey, other studios: Maelstrom is probably still available.)