A franchise that stems from Atari's vector-based, arcade game, Asteroids. The initial game in the franchise has been cited as an inspiration for many other games. The game has been ported and remade numerous times. A new title in the series was announced in 2015, instead of a space shooter, this game is set to be an open-world survival game.
In July 2009, it was announced that Universal Studios had won a bidding war for the license to create films based on the Asteroids franchise. Producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, divulged a few minor details in an interview with IGN. According to him, he was attracted to Asteroids because it's "this big thing in space." Furthermore, the lead characters will be two brothers who will try to repair their strained relationship against a "huge backdrop".