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'Pixels' trailer: Adam Sandler vs. 8-bit alien invaders

'Pixels' trailer: Adam Sandler vs. 8-bit alien invaders

What if space invaders landed one day and looked like, well, "Space Invaders"? Such is the scenario in the first trailer for the Adam Sandler action-comedy "Pixels."

Set for release July 24 from Sony Pictures and inspired by a short film by Patrick Jean, "Pixels" tells the story of an invasion of Earth by aliens who have mistaken video feeds of classic arcade games for a declaration of war, then used the games as models for their various assaults. (So much for intelligent extraterrestrial life.)

Frequent Sandler collaborator Kevin James plays the U.S. president, who calls on his childhood...