A Mega Man film is in the works, a co-production between 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.
Chernin Entertainment is headed by Peter Chernin who also heads Crunchy Roll, a major player in anime streaming services. Chernin is set to produce while David Ready and Michael Finfer will oversee the project for Chernin Entertainment. All three have done pervious work in sci-fi, working on the ‘Planet of the Apes’ reboot series. Ryan Horrigan and Mike Ireland are overseeing the project for 20th Century Fox.
While very little is know about what the film may look like, It is believed that a MegaMan feature film will be live-action with CGI elements in it. The original Mega Man video game was published by Capcom and released in 1987 on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
I am quietly optimistic about the announcement; seeing the blue bomber on the big screen will be something to see, hopefully all those involved will make a concerted effort to be faithful to the spirit of the Mega Man games. Here’s hoping the final product (if it survives to release) looks good and gives fans a film they’ll enjoy.
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