Mega Man is poised to finally make the jump from 8-bit to the silver screen. Capcom announced today that it is producing a live-action adaptation of the classic franchise.
The film will be written and directed by Catfish‘s Henry Joost and Paranormal Activity‘s Ariel Schulman, and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Heroes‘s Masi Oka, who produced Netflix’s Death Note, will be among the film’s producers.
According to Capcom president Haruhiro Tsujimoto, the film is designed to appeal to both seasoned Mega Man gamers and action movie fans everywhere. It will embody and explore the dark, cybernetic world of the Mega Man games, but with a fresh Hollywood twist.
No announcements have been made regarding casting or which classic Mega Man characters will be included in the film, but it’s safe to assume Rockman’s nemesis Dr. Wily (and his robotic minions) will most likely be involved.
The fan-favorite Blue Bomber is the latest Capcom exclusive to receive the Hollywood treatment. Monster Hunter is currently being produced by Sony, with Hellboy‘s Ron Perlman and Resident Evil‘s Milla Jovovich in the title roles.
Mega Man’s live-action adaptation currently has no release date. The franchise’s latest entry, Mega Man 11, is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.
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