Who is fresh-faced enough to play the title role?

Mighty No. 9 — perhaps better known as Keiji Infafune's spiritual successor to Mega Man — is still in active development following its triumphant Kickstarter campaign, but the fact that no one has actually played it yet hasn't stopped associated projects from springing up.

Tim Carter — writer & producer over at Contradiction Films — has revealed that one such project is a live-action movie adaptation of the game:

We are building the story right now. Inafune-san created [Mega Man], and he has now created Mighty Number 9. We don’t have the rights to Mega Man, obviously, but we are working with him on a live action adaptation of it. I was a little apprehensive about it at first until I got [Inafune's] notes, and thought “Dude, you should be working at Pixar!”

Carter has been involved in similar projects in the past, such as penning the first season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and writing the story for Sleeping Dogs. Can he turn an old-school 2D platformer into a film that people will pay to see? Does Mighty No. 9 have the mainstream recognition to be a success on the silver screen? Share your feelings on this news by posting a comment below.

[source epdaily.tv, via gonintendo.com]