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Roland Emmerich beats us to the punch, passes on Asteroids movie

Justin McElroy

We don't know about you other game enthusiasts, but we're tired of movie fans glaring at us with hate daggers every time a new game's brought to the big screen. We're sorry about Super Mario Bros., we're sorry about Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, we're sorry about Double Dragon. (We're also sorry you don't have the palate sophistication to enjoy Mortal Kombat for the fine film it is, but that's another story.)

Finally, Collider brings us some good news for the strained relationship between the two factions: Roland Emmerich, the midwife who brought Godzilla, 2012 and 10,000 B.C. bloody and screaming into the world, has passed on directing a film based on Asteroids. He has decided his talents would be better served elsewhere, presumably on one of those colorful, explodey logos they show before movies to prove that the sound system is very loud.

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