Not so long ago it was announced that there'll be a new Mega Man cartoon in 2017, which is something to look forward to, but Keiji Inafune and his Comcept team evidently don't want their spiritual successor to Capcom's IP - Mighty No. 9 - to be outshone. In an announcement that sent our collective eyebrows skyrocketing it's been confirmed that there'll be a live-action movie. Not a cartoon, live-action.
It's looking likely that it'll be a digital-only movie, as Legendary Digital and Contradiction Films are signed up for the project; they previously published and produced the game-related Dead Rising: Watchtower, which was released on the Crackle download service and starred some recognisable - albeit second-tier - actors. Based on the trailer below it's not that bad.
Coming back to Mighty No. 9's movie, Keiji Inafune had this to say.
The announcement that Legendary Digital is collaborating with Contradiction and comcept on creating a live action project based on Mighty No. 9 is really amazing, not only for myself and the rest of the team at Comcept who worked on the game, but also for all the fans who have supported the project. This collaboration will give our creation the ability to reach people all over the world. Thanks to all of your support, we have fulfilled another one of our dreams.
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