Sections

Capcom announces live-action Mega Man movie

Japanese publisher working with Planet of the Apes production company Chernin Entertainment

Capcom has today announced it is working on a live-action adaptation of Mega Man, in partnership with Planet of the Apes production company Chernin Entertainment.

Scheduled for distribution by 20th Century Fox, the movie will be produced by Masi Oka of Heroes fame, with the duo behind 2010's Catfish, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, writing and directing.

It will join the ever-expanding collection of Mega Man spin-offs from merchandise and comics, through to the Mega Man: Fully Charged animated series which began airing in August this year.

Since debuting in 1987 on the NES, the Mega Man franchise has sold more than 32 million units across its lifetime.

The announcement is part of a growing trend of video game adaptations for older game franchises, with both Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario also set to receive the Hollywood treatment.

"Based on the influential and globally beloved Mega Man franchise, Capcom aims to appeal to a diverse audience, including not only game players but action movie fans as well, with an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man games, while incorporating the grand production and entertainment value that Hollywood movies are known for," said Capcom in a statement.

Related stories

Capcom rolling out its own retro system

Capcom Home Arcade dual joystick set-up launches in October with 16 built-in games, €230 price tag

By Brendan Sinclair

Devil May Cry 5 shipped 2m units in two weeks

Capcom's hot streak continues with another commercial success

By Matthew Handrahan

Latest comments (1)

James Wells Gaming Contributor - digboston.com 6 months ago
Oof. I can see this being about as good as Dragonball: Evolution
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.