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Evil Avatar 10-04-2018 07:01 AM

Mega Man Live-Action Movie Announced #MegaMan
 

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Mega Man to be Adapted into Live-Action Hollywood Film for the First Time!

Capcom today announced that its popular Mega Man IP is scheduled to be adapted into a live-action Hollywood film for the first time.

Since Mega Man debuted on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, the series secured its position as one of Capcom's major brands, boasting cumulative sales of 32 million units worldwide (as of June 30, 2018). Mega Man gained a following due to the challenging gameplay that contrasted with the memorable design of its characters; in the 30 years following its launch, the series has spawned numerous spin-offs, which altogether still enjoy the support of a deeply passionate fan base, consisting of everyone from younger players to hardcore gamers alike. Further, the Mega Man brand has been utilized in a wide variety of mediums around the globe, such as in character merchandise, comic books, animated television shows and movies. Mega Man 11, the newest title in the series, was released on October 2, 2018 in North America and Europe and October 4 in Japan.

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. 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.

Capcom proactively leverages its rich library of original content in film and screen adaptations in conjunction with its Single Content Multiple Usage strategy. In addition to the release of Hollywood film Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in 2017 (released December 2016 in Japan), Mega Man: Fully Charged, an animated television show, began airing in North America in August 2018.

Going forward, Capcom remains committed to increasing the brand value of its game content by maximizing the significant promotional effect of visual media.

Sensei-X 10-04-2018 08:41 AM

The part of Mega Man will be played by Scarlett Johansson.

Chief Smash 10-04-2018 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Sensei-X (Post 2522083)
The part of Mega Man will be played by Scarlett Johansson.

Every once in a while, someone here really knocks one out of the park. Bravo sir.

NESter the Unlikely 10-04-2018 01:23 PM

Live-action Sonic the Hedgehog, live-action Mega Man. Let's live-action ALL the video games! Pokemon Animal Crossing Kirby Cho Aniki Seaman God Hand the only limit is your imagination.

I mean if you took Blast Corps that's a Michael Bay movie that already wrote itself.

Chimpbot 10-04-2018 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by NESter the Unlikely (Post 2522109)
Live-action Sonic the Hedgehog, live-action Mega Man. Let's live-action ALL the video games! Pokemon Animal Crossing Kirby Cho Aniki Seaman God Hand the only limit is your imagination.

I mean if you took Blast Corps that's a Michael Bay movie that already wrote itself.

At least the Mega Man setting lands itself to a live-action treatment better than Sonic.

I'll be cautiously optimistic for the time being, mainly because I've kinda wanted a Mega Man movie for years.

Mozgus 10-04-2018 11:54 PM

We already got the AstroBoy movie. It wasn't bad. Entirely CGI though.


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