Peter Dinklage grows a mullet and Pac-Man turns evil in Adam Sandler’s first Pixels trailer

The new film sees Sandler assembling a gaming dream team to defend the earth from a 1980s video game character invasion

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Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage and the creator of Pac-Man are the only things that stand between the earth and total video game destruction in the first trailer for new film Pixels.

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Sandler movies tend to divide viewres but this gaming romp could well give the seasoned film-maker a few extra hit points because it looks like a right laugh.

Pixels sees home-theatre installer Sandler leading a team of old-school arcade champs (including Game of Thrones star Dinklage and Josh ‘Olaf from Frozen’ Gad) to defend earth from aliens who’ve decided to base their assault on the planet on 1980s video games.

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They’ve got a serious task on their hands as everything the curious creatures touch instantly turns to pixels.

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The gang really get into the spirit of the retro battle though, with Dinklage sporting a marvellous mullet.

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And the creator of Pac-Man, Toru Iwatani stopping by in an attempt to calm the classic character down.

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Brian Cox, Michelle Monaghan and Kevin James also star in the film, which is being touted as one of this summer’s potential cinematic smash hits. That’ll be a big relief for Sandler, whose 2012 record breaking Golden Raspberries haul for Jack and Jill left some wondering if it was game over for him…

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Pixels hits UK cinemas on 12th August 2015