The Tracking Board reports the iconic Capcom game character Mega Man is coming to the big screen. 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment are developing the project based on the classic side-scrolling adventures of an android and his battles with the evil robots of Dr. Wily. The game series first appeared on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Like the upcoming Assassin’s Creed and the announcement that Borderlands is in development, there seems to be a serious push to adapt games into major productions. Is it possible this is the next cycle Steven Spielberg, a known gamer, expects to see replace the superheroes?
Unlike the video game adaptations of Uwe Boll or the relatively modest investment in the Resident Evil series, there is definite studio interest and backing. It seems like the studios want A-product from taking these options and, as Tracking Board notes, Chernin Entertainment revived the Planet of the Apes concept and made critically and financially successful pictures.
There is no projected release date for the Mega Man project.