Doesn’t it seem like Hollywood is choosing all the weirdest video game franchises to adapt lately? We’ve had talk of a live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie. A live action Five Nights at Freddy’s movie. Heck, there’s even been talk at one point of a Tetris movie, because a puzzle game about placing blocks is apparently big budget Hollywood blockbuster material.
And now, we’re getting a Mega Man movie. You know, this Mega Man:
In case you thought it was a happy coincidence and it somehow wasn’t going to be based on the classic platformer series.
But yes. Apparently 20th Century Fox is developing the film in conjunction with Chernin Entertainment, with David Ready and Micheal Fincer slated to produce it and Peter Chernin, Mike Ireland and Ryan Horrigan being involved somehow.
Still, it might not be all bad. The people listed above do seem to be credited on decent enough movies. Chernin Entertainment seems to be credited in part for the new Planet of the Apes films, which were rather good. And the other credits behind the names above are listed as being part of mediocre, albeit not terrible foreign language films. So the possible pedigree is at least there, unlike if Uwe Boll got the license. I just suspect Mega Man isn’t a good choice for a live action film.
What do you think of the idea of a live action Mega Man movie? Have any hopes this one could be even remotely decent?