Director Chris Columbus on his new VFX-heavy film ‘Pixels’

Chris Columbus, who got his start writing several original scripts produced by Steven Spielberg — including the back-to-back hits Gremlins and The Goonies— has directed and produced Pixels, Fox’s new action comedy starring Adam Sandler, a lot of classic video games and 1,200 VFX shots. The film features aliens attacking Earth using Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Frogger, Centipede and Donkey Kong as their military model. The film was shot digitally by DP Amir Mokri on the Arri Alexa.