As if Mega Man 11 wasn’t sufficient to get excited over this week, it seems that Capcom is able to carry the Blue Bomber to a complete new degree — the big-screen!- Advertisement -
The writer has introduced that it’s adapting the Mega Man property for a live-action movie, slightly than an animated property like he has on Cartoon Network.
And there’s already some artistic people on board, because the workforce has employed Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (who labored on Paranormal Activity 3 and 4, together with the Catfish documentary) to put in writing and direct the movie for 20th Century Fox. Chemin Entertainment, who labored on the Planet of the Apes sequence, will function producer alongside Masi Oka of Heroes fame.
“Based on the influential and globally beloved Mega Man franchise, Capcom goals to enchantment to a various viewers, together with not solely sport gamers however motion film followers as nicely, with an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man video games, whereas incorporating the grand manufacturing and leisure worth that Hollywood films are recognized for,” the corporate famous in its press launch.
Capcom additionally touted the success of the Mega Man model, speaking about its debut again in 1987 and explaining the way it has attained cumulative gross sales of 32 million models worldwide (not counting releases like Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man 11). “In the 30 years following its launch, the sequence has spawned quite a few spin-offs, which altogether nonetheless benefit from the help of a deeply passionate fan base, consisting of everybody from youthful gamers to hardcore players alike. Further, the Mega Man model has been utilized in all kinds of mediums across the globe, equivalent to in character merchandise, comedian books, animated tv reveals and films,” the corporate stated.
It’s unknown who 20th Century Fox could possibly be contemplating for the function of Mega Man, nevertheless it sounds prefer it’s going for full live-action, as a substitute of CGI/live-action based mostly like Sonic the Hedgehog, which is presently in manufacturing for a winter 2019 launch. But hopefully we’ll hear what Joost and Schulman bear in mind.
The movie presently doesn’t have a launch date, nor a remaining title as of but, however we must always know extra within the months forward.
In the meantime, if it’s Mega Man themed leisure you’re after, Fully Charged is presently working on Cartoon Network.