May 07, 2015
MINI HITS THE BIG SCREEN IN PIXELS.
Pixels is an upcoming action comedy from Sony Pictures starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and a quartet of our very own MINI Cooper S 3 Door Hatch’s. The film is based on a successful 2010 animated short film by Patrick Jean.
While the story has been embellished somewhat to suit the requirements of a feature length production, the essential plot elements remain the same.
In 1982, NASA sent a time capsule into space hoping to contact other life forms. Included were examples of our life and culture. Space Invaders, Pacman and Donkey Kong included. It was intended to be a message of peace. Unfortunately, it was taken the wrong way.
When real life video games of the 80s invade earth, the whole world is placed in mortal danger. Thankfully, four MINI Cooper S 3-Door Hatch’s have been transformed into the famous Pac-Man ghosts to help battle the giant icon of video game pop culture and save the world.
Painted in the original colours of Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde, the MINI Cooper S 3-Door Hatch was chosen for it’s renowned TwinPower Turbo performance, world famous go-kart handling and iconic place in popular culture.
The appearance of the MINI Cooper S 3-Door Hatch in Pixels continues a long tradition of MINI and the silver screen. Most famously in both the original 1969 version and 2003 remake of The Italian Job. Not to mention notable appearances in Austin Powers Goldmember, Mr Bean television series and even the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
It’s certainly the first time we’ve had to battle an invasion of marauding 1980s video game characters however. So, is it game over for the world as we know it or will our life be extended? Find out in cinemas from July 27.