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Netflix is making a live-action Mega Man movie

Online game variations are on a tear — we obtained new trailers for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and the Halo live-action TV series simply final week. And naturally, Chris Pratt is playing Mario, and an Uncharted movie is practically right here. Amid these heavy hitters comes the information that Netflix is able to convey us one other franchise as effectively: Mega Man, the Capcom “blue bomber” who’s been blasting his method by way of retro side-scrollers since 1987 on the unique NES.

Technically, a Mega Man movie’s been within the works since 2015 at Chernin Leisure, and it turned a little extra formal in 2018 when Capcom formally introduced it’d be a live-action movie (!) with Henry Joost and Rel Schulman, maybe greatest recognized for Catfish, connected to write down and direct. However not too long ago, that directing duo revealed on their Supermarché company website that Netflix has picked up the image (by way of Comicbook and IGN).

Options within the works embody: an adaptation of Capcom’s MEGA MAN for Chernin Leisure and Netflix, which they wrote and are directing,” the location reads.

Sadly, there’s no indication of how far alongside the movie is or when it would launch. (IGN writes that sources say it’s very early in improvement.) However as some have identified, Netflix has a first-look deal with Chernin; maybe Netflix noticed one thing that it favored. Netflix and Supermarché didn’t instantly have remark.

The gold rush to safe online game mental property for Hollywood adaptation goes far past the movies and reveals I’ve talked about to date, after all, and Netflix has undoubtedly seen the potential because of the efficiency of its The Witcher and Castlevania collection. Netflix has Resident Evil and Tomb Raider reveals within the works, too, and is reportedly in improvement on a live-action Pokémon series as effectively. It usually sees a lot of potential in gaming, even vis-a-vis snapping up film studios itself.

Exterior of Netflix, we not too long ago had Monster Hunter and Mortal Kombat movies, there’s a The Last of Us TV show for HBO, possibly a Mass Effect show for Amazon, a Fallout show that’s definitely for Amazon, plus Ghost of Tsushima and Metal Gear Solid movie variations. The Portal movie would possibly even be occurring sometime.

We’ve come a great distance since Uwe Boll, that’s all I’m saying.

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