According to Hollywood film and television website, The Tracking Board, Capcom’s 1987 video game character Mega Man is reportedly on his way to the big screen, courtesy of a collaboration between 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment – with development apparently already underway.
Being classed as one of the most iconic video game characters and series of all-time, if true, the risks involved here are quite high. We’ll use the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie adaptation as a reference point, one that although it has become a cult hit with fans, Nintendo itself prefers not to acknowledge.
David Ready and Michael Finfer are allegedly overseeing the Mega Man movie project on behalf of Chernin Entertainment, while Peter Chernin produces it. Combined, the team has a history of sci-fi action films including the reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise under their belt. Mike Ireland and Ryan Horrigan are also reportedly overseeing the project on behalf of Fox.
If this is in fact true, how would you feel about the Mega Man being next in line to receive the silver screen treatment? Let us know in the comments.