Movies based on popular video game series are slowly catching on in Hollywood. In recent times films for iconic characters like Mario, Sonic and Pikachu have been announced. The latest character to join this trend is Mega Man.
Capcom’s iconic character will be starring in a live-action Hollywood film for the first time ever. Debuting on the NES in 1987, the series to this day is still one of Capcom’s most respected IP after 30 years. Earlier this week, we even saw the release of Mega Man 11 on the Switch.
Here’s a bit about the upcoming film and the team behind it:
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.
Capcom intends to appeal to a diverse audience – which includes fans of the game and action movies. The aim is to “maintain the world of Mega Man” while incorporating the grand production and entertainment values of Hollywood. When we find out more details, we’ll be sure to let you know.
Is this the movie announcement you’ve been waiting for? What other video game characters would you like to see adapted to the big screen? Are you even a fan of Hollywood adapting video games to cinema? Tell us below.