Video game maker Atari has partnered with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films to produce and finance movies based on Centipede and Missile Command, Deadline is reporting.

The two classic arcade games released in 1980.  Both were precursors to first-person shooters where the goal was to defend against enemies attacking from the top of the screen.  Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce the films. Atari, Stephen Belafonte, Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones will executive produce.

Dynamite recently announced a new art book about Atari’s library of titles (see “'The Art of Atari' Video Game Retrospective”).