Asteroids Movie Still Seeks Director

Posted on September 15, 2011

The folks at Collider.com interviewed Roland Emmerich at the Toronto Film Festival the other day, and learned that he’s passed on directing the film adaptation of our beloved game.

It was reported several months ago that the king of apocalyptic blockbusters (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012) had been offered the spot, but apparently he’ll be shooting Singularity next, about the moment when the evolution in technology surpasses biology… and starts governing California. Clearly he underestimates the magnitude of a vector-based triangle shooting vector-based polygons. Anyway, we hope someone of equal cinematic genius (for real — we’re fans) will eventually fill the spot.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers 2Imagine ThatG.I. Joe) is producing the picture at Universal Studios, with Matt Lopez (Race to Witch Mountain and Bedtime Stories) as writer.  Read more here.

Read the Collider interview here.