It's finally happening!!
Gamers everywhere, this one's for you as Variety.com reports the minds behind the documentary Catfish, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are in negotiations to write and direct a live action adaptation of the popular video game franchise Mega Man. Chernin Entertainment and Masi Oka (Hiro from NBC's Heroes) are in line to produce. 20th Century Fox initially made the announcement back in 2015 and after two years (assuming this time was used to secure the rights), the wheels to bring this character to the big screen are finally in motion. Mega Man was first brought to us by the people at Capcom in 1987 for the Nintendo and since has gone on to make several sequels, spin offs, alternate adventures, and fighting games and behind the Mario Brothers, is one of the most popular video game personas of all time.
The original story follows an android named Rock who was an assistant to Dr. Light. Another doctor, Dr. Wiley, betrays Dr. Light by reprogramming all of his robotic creations to use however he pleases. Rock, takes up the task of defeating Wiley's evil counterparts by upgrading himself to be the ultimate robot battling machine. Every time he wins, he obtains a new power which he uses to defeat the next challenger.
For lovers of video game movies, Mega Man is long over due, and hopefully Joost and Schulman will deliver on a much anticipated project that has garnered thousands of fans over the years.
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