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Capcom Video Game Character ‘Mega Man’ is Heading to the Big Screen!

Capcom Video Game Character 'Mega Man' is Heading to the Big Screen!

One of my personal beloved games of all time is heading to the big screen via Twentieth Century Fox.

Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the filmmakers behind the documentary Catfish, as well as Paranormal Activity 3 and Paranormal Activity 4, are in final negotiations to write and direct a brand new Mega Man adaptation, reports THR.

The video game, first released in 1987 by Capcom, centers on a robotic lab assistant created by a scientist named Dr. Light. Light is betrayed by a colleague, the disgruntled Dr. Wily, who reprograms a line of robots in order to take over the world. The lab assistant, nicknamed Rock, then upgrades himself into combat mode in order to save mankind.

Mega Man’s popularity led to comics and manga adaptations on both sides of the Pacific, cartoons, and even appearances in other video games. Over 50 games on multiple systems have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

Chernin Entertainment is producing the project with Heroes actor Masi Oka. Twentieth Century Fox worked for two years to acquire the rights for over two years, finally closing a deal earlier this year.