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    Mega Man - Live-Action Film

    Developed by Chernin Entertainment (Planet of the Apes)
    Capcom today announced that its popular Mega Man IP is scheduled to be adapted into a live-action Hollywood film for the first time.

    Since Mega Man debuted on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, the series secured its position as one of Capcom's major brands, boasting cumulative sales of 32 million units worldwide (as of June 30, 2018). Mega Man gained a following due to the challenging gameplay that contrasted with the memorable design of its characters; in the 30 years following its launch, the series has spawned numerous spin-offs, which altogether still enjoy the support of a deeply passionate fan base, consisting of everyone from younger players to hardcore gamers alike. Further, the Mega Man brand has been utilized in a wide variety of mediums around the globe, such as in character merchandise, comic books, animated television shows and movies. Mega Man 11, the newest title in the series, was released on October 2, 2018 in North America and Europe and October 4 in Japan.

    The feature film, tentatively titled MEGA MAN, will be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, and is scheduled to be distributed by 20th Century Fox. Chernin Entertainment, responsible for the Planet of the Apes series, will be producing it with Masi Oka, of Heroes fame. Based on the influential and globally beloved Mega Man franchise, Capcom aims to appeal to a diverse audience, including not only game players but action movie fans as well, with an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man games, while incorporating the grand production and entertainment value that Hollywood movies are known for.

    Capcom proactively leverages its rich library of original content in film and screen adaptations in conjunction with its Single Content Multiple Usage strategy. In addition to the release of Hollywood film Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in 2017 (released December 2016 in Japan), Mega Man: Fully Charged, an animated television show, began airing in North America in August 2018.

    Going forward, Capcom remains committed to increasing the brand value of its game content by maximizing the significant promotional effect of visual media.

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    oh god why

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonomaa View Post
    oh god why
    Took the words right out of my mouth.

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    If they don't cast Batista as Guts Man what are we even doing here.

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    I could see it work if they did something similar to what Scott Pilgrim vs the World did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xno Kappa View Post
    I could see it work if they did something similar to what Scott Pilgrim vs the World did.
    I expect it'll be more like Sonic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xno Kappa View Post
    I could see it work if they did something similar to what Scott Pilgrim vs the World did.
    Sorry, but hell to the no.

    That said, I'm with others in the mix of "WHY?!" and expecting disappointment. If I had to cherry pick, the X setting is also better for a movie than the original series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathbringer View Post
    Cosign.

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    If it's being developed by the planet of the apes crew then I can cautiously optimistic they're going to do something cool here. Those movies were well produced, if anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salodin View Post
    If it's being developed by the planet of the apes crew then I can cautiously optimistic they're going to do something cool here. Those movies were well produced, if anything.

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    And directed by the duo behind Paranormal Activity 3 & 4.

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    I enjoyed that series for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arus2001 View Post
    Sorry, but hell to the no.

    That said, I'm with others in the mix of "WHY?!" and expecting disappointment. If I had to cherry pick, the X setting is also better for a movie than the original series.
    How would the darker in tone X series be a better setting? This is obviously going to be marketed towards kids lol.

    I only mentioned Scott Pilgrim vs the World because it has a similar story structure. A string of silly ass boss battles before the big bad guy lol.

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    Just make a movie based on the original covers of the games.



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    Mega man doesn't even have a story behind it. It's just a bunch of boss battles with cool powers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyis. View Post
    Mega man doesn't even have a story behind it. It's just a bunch of boss battles with cool powers.
    The old cartoon dove in to the lore a bit. Dr Light & Wily as partners, Wily goes rogue and creates baddie robots, Light outfits his robot, Rock, with arm canon etc and turns in him to Mega Man. You can figure out the rest.

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    Still in Development, Disney now Owns the Film Rights
    http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/finance/review.html

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    Dead on Arrival still

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