Way back in 2015 we reported that 20th Century Fox was planning to work with Capcom on a live-action Mega Man film. After the initial buzz, the project went totally silent for years, but today Capcom is making some noise. In a new press release, Capcom announced that they’re officially partnering with 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment to bring Mega Man to the big screen.
The movie will be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, a duo best known for working together on
Catfish and Paranormal Activity 3 and 4. How exactly their style will translate over into Mega Man remains to be seen, but Capcom is aiming to “appeal to a diverse audience, including not only game players but action movie fans as well.” The film is expected to “maintain the world of Mega Man” on a grander Hollywood scale.
At this time Capcom has not yet announced a targeted release window, so it’s not clear what year they expect the film to drop. Its tentative title is simply ”
MEGA MAN,” but that may change before the finished product is released.