In case you forgot, a live-action video game film based on Capcom's Mega Man series is still happening and some "big news" is apparently coming soon.
The directors - Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman - revealed this during a recent interview with IGN. Mattson Tomlin (who helped write the screenplay for the upcoming film The Batman - starring Robert Pattinson) will be helping out with the script for Mega Man. Here's what Joost had to say about his involvement:
"We had such a great time working with Mattson on Project Power that we invited him in to help us out with Mega Man. We are super excited about it. I think we’re going to have some big news about it soon. I can’t say all that much right now, but it’s a project very near and dear to our hearts and we’re psyched."
As for directors' history with the blue bomber, Schulman said the first Nintendo game he ever played was Mega Man, and he liked how this particular video game icon was "an underdog hero". As for the film itself, here are some of the themes it will feature:
"Both of us are deeply fascinated by robotics and the future of automation, for better and for worse. I think trying to combine that into one of our favorite historical video games is the ultimate challenge."
When Capcom confirmed Mega Man was to be adapted into a live-action film, it said it wanted to appeal to video game players and action-movie fans, while capturing the true spirit of a Hollywood blockbuster.
This isn't the only Capcom movie on the way. Monster Hunter is ready to go, but recently got delayed until 2021. Would a live-action Mega Man movie interest you, or will you be sticking to the video games? Leave a comment down below.