It was only a few years ago that Japanese company Capcom all but forgot about the classic Mega Man franchise. Now, after a couple of remasters and an all-new game, the company are planning to bring the blue bomber to the silver screen.
According to Capcom, the Mega Man movie aims to “energize the brand further”
Given the working title ‘MEGA MAN’, the flick will be directed by the minds behind Paranormal Activity 3 and 4’s Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.
Whilst not particularly known for their child-friendly works, these two directors are known for creating decent movies with modest budgets, which could be exactly what Capcom is aiming for.
According to Capcom, the Mega Man movie aims to “energize the brand further”. Much like the also upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, we’re not sure if a live-action film is the best fit for bringing a widespread appeal to video game franchises. (See: Every video game movie ever made.)
Nevertheless, no one knows for sure how good Capcom’s efforts in the film department will end up but, judging by their previous track record, we should be wary.