THE 1982 Atari video game ET: The Extra-Terrestrial is to be made into a live-action film.
The movie will faithfully recreate the wood-veneered console classic and incorporate other merchandise elements such as bright green cola-flavoured custard creams while ignoring the film that accompanied them.
Director Tom Logan said: To remain true to the game, the plot will now mainly consist of ET walking across a featureless landscape before deliberately falling into a hole.
He will then attempt to levitate out of the hole, and fail. And then again, and then again.
ET will be brought to life using state-of-the-art 8-bit graphics, so hell look as though hes been made from green Lego by a particularly talentless and impatient child.
Office worker Stephen Malley said: The ET video game was a massive part of my childhood. After playing it, my friends and I used to go to the woods and sit in a hole for hours on end.
I think every boy fantasises about a special friend who wanders around aimlessly picking up nondescript objects hoping theyre pieces of phone.
A huge hole has already been bulldozed in the New Mexico desert to bury copies of the video game adaptation of the movie adaptation of the video game adaptation, which is expected to be awful.
Logans next project, which Matthew McConaughey is already attached to, will be a brutal erotic Western based on Atari game Custers Revenge.