According to the L.A. Times, Missile Command has joined the growing list of old games you probably don't care about that are being shopped in Hollywood as cinematic properties. Following in the footsteps of Joust and Asteroids!, the retro classic is being pitched to several studios by Atari, with Fox reportedly heading up the pack.

We wish we could meet the evil genius who's going around and telling movie studios that the best investments they can make are in the film rights of astoundingly old video games. "No, no, think of it, 'Burgertime: The Movie' You put Kevin James in a chef's hat, cast Jamie Kennedy as a fried egg, you're banking a $50 million three-day opening easy."

[Thanks Ben]

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