Mega Man is headed to the big screen and it looks as though it may have found its directors as Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the filmmakers behind the documentary Catfish, have entered final negotiations with the studio to take control of the project.
Chernin Entertainment is producing the project with Masi Oka. 20th Century Fox worked for over two years to obtain the rights to the popular Capcom video game character, finally closing a deal earlier this year that would allow them to bring the iconic Blue Bomber to theaters.
The Mega Man series, first released for NES in 1987, centers on a robotic lab assistant created by a scientist named Dr. Light. Light is betrayed by a colleague, the disgruntled Dr. Wily, who reprograms a line of robots in order to take over the world. The lab assistant, nicknamed Rock, then upgrades himself into combat mode in order to save mankind.
Since then, the franchise has exploded to include everything from anime to toys and comic books! Over 50 games on multiple systems have sold more than 30-Million copies worldwide.
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Source: THR Heat Vision
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