20th Century Fox is developing a live-action Mega Man movie. This news is sure to garner large range of mixed reactions. Some will look at this and be excited that the “Blue Bomber” is coming to the big screen. Others will see this news with dread, knowing that 20th Century Fox may add Mega Man to an ever-growing list of bad movies based on video games.
Based on the popular video game franchise by Capcom where you play the titular character to beat robots and gain their powers afterwards, 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment are in preliminary, film adaptation development. The heads of the two companies, Mike Ireland and Ryan Horrigan from Fox and David Ready and Michael Finfer from Chernin, will be overseeing the film while Peter Chernin will act as producer.
One sign of hope is that this adaptation is from the same people that recently brought us both Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, with a third one, War of the Planet of the Apes, coming in 2017. Both Ape films ended up highly successful with critics and audiences. If these guys were able to take something like Planet of the Apes and revive the franchise in an epic way, maybe they can do the same with Mega Man.
There is no official confirmation or word from 20th Century Fox regarding a release date, writers, a director or who will even play Mega Man.
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