MEGA MAN Is Finally Getting a Feature Film Adaptation
The classic Mega Man video game franchise is finally going to get a feature film adaptation. This has been a long time coming, and I'm surprised it took so long for it to happen. 20th Century Fox is teaming up with Chernin Entertainment, and according to The Tracking Board, they've already started developing it.
This is basically the same development team that brought us the recent incarnation of Planet of the Apes films. David Ready and Michael Finfer are overseeing the project for the Chernin, and Peter Chernin is producing. Mike Ireland and Ryan Horrigan are overseeing for Fox.
The fact that this is the same team that brought us Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gives me hope that fans will get a solid adaptation of this iconic video game character.
There's no word on if it will be CG animated or live-action, but I assume it will be a mixture of both. A couple of months ago it was reported that there was a new animated series in development for 2017, and I wonder if that will be a timed release with this movie. There was also a dark and gritty fan-made film that was released last year that you can check out here.
Mega Man was first launched in 1987 by Capcom, and the backstory followed Dr. Light and the blue android he built to be his lab assistant. They were betrayed by the villainous Dr. Wily, who stole Dr. Light’s work and made an evil robot to take over the world. To combat this robot, Dr. Light transformed his lab assistant into a battle droid and armed him with a cannon. He named him Mega Man.
I imagine the movie will give us this origin story and take us to the point where Mega Man defeats Dr. Wily. This film has serious potential to be amazing, and I hope that they actually pull off something that fans will be excited about it.