"I think everyone involved with this movie has a great love for the great summer action-comedies of the 1980s," said Executive Producer Michael Barnathan. "We definitely wanted a movie for today's audiences, but our goal was also to capture something of the feel that made those movies so specialthat mix of action and comedy that the movies of that era did so well."
"It feels like it could have been made in the 80s," said Jackman, who chose not to score Pixels comedically because, "the comedy in the film speaks for itself." Henry Jackman worked with a 40-voice choir, live percussion with five players, and a full orchestra of 75 members to create the Pixels score.
"The alien invasion cues sound more sophisticated," Jackman described. "It almost feels like something you would hear on Close Encounters of the Third Kind, not the action scores of today. PIXELS makes for a modern refreshing take of a classic entertainment film."