Live-Action Mega Man Film a Reality

Following the trend of turning beloved video game series into feature films, the latest game-to-movie announcement comes form Capcom, who has let the world know that their iconic blue bomber will be make the leap to the silver screen thirty years after his debut:

“The feature film, tentatively titled MEGA MAN, will be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, and is scheduled to be distributed by 20th Century Fox. Chernin Entertainment, responsible for the Planet of the Apes series, will be producing it with Masi Oka, of Heroes fame.”

Coincidentally, or maybe not, the announcement comes the same week as the release of Mega Man 11 on the Switch. The goal of this big-screen offering is apparently to “maintain the world of Mega Man” with a Hollywood-sized production budget.

It’s not the first time Mega Man has shifted media; in August of this year, an animated show began airing in North America. Whether Mega Man is the type of character that can make the leap successfully—and believably—to a live-action movie (that’s right, this isn’t even an animated film!) remains to be seen.


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