As if Mega Man 11 was not enough to get all the fans excited, it now looks like Capcom is all set to bring the Blue Bomber to the silver screen.
The publisher has now announced that it is all set to adapt Mega Man property for a whole new live-action movie instead of an animated property.
There are already a few creative folks on board, and the team has hired Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost for writing and directing the movie for 20th Century Fox. Chemin Entertainment, which had worked on the Planet of the Apes, will be serving as a producer 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,” the company had noted.
Capcom has touted the success of Mega Man, talking about the debut in the year, 1987 and had explained how it earned the sales of 32 million units worldwide.
“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 utilised in a wide variety of mediums around the globe, such as in character merchandise, comic books, animated television shows and movies,” they had said.
It is not known who 20th Century Fox will consider for the role of Mega Man, but it seems like it will go for full live-action rather than the CGI/live-action based like Sonic the Hedgehog.