Hollywood Is Making A Live-Action Mega Man Movie

Hollywood Is Making A Live-Action Mega Man Movie

Capcom has announced that a live-action Mega Man film is going to written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman of Paranormal Activity 3 and 4 fame.

Chernin Entertainment (Planet of the Apes series) is producing the picture along with Masi Oka, who produced the Hollywood Death Note adaptation and previously starred in Heroes.

Here is how Capcom describes the live-action Mega Man:

Based on the influential and globally beloved Mega Man franchise, Capcom aims to appeal to a diverse audience, including not only game players but action movie fans as well, with an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man games, while incorporating the grand production and entertainment value that Hollywood movies are known for.

The isn’t the only Hollywood adaptation of a Capcom franchise in the works. Milla Jovovich is starring in a Monster Hunter flick.


  • Recently got into Mega Man by playing 2 on the NES Classic, then bought the two legacy collections on Xbox a few months ago.

    Not sure how (or if) the Mega Man formula will work as a film. You can’t pick which boss to go for first in a film.

    Maybe there will be multiple cuts (like Clue) that rearrange the order, and the DVD/Blu-ray will allow you to choose? Seems unlikely given that it probably won’t be a sellout, and that it would be a really expensive process.

  • No thank you, Hollywood!
    Your track record with video game licences is terrible and Mega Man is part of my treasured childhood memories.
    I’m part of your demographic audience, and I learned not to bother with these films long before ignoring Scarlett Johannsen in the Shell.

  • It’s a shame this wont be out any time soon, a double feature of Mega Man and the Sonic live action movie would be something.

  • Paranormal Activity 3 was pretty good, and they invented the term Catfish…sooo…seems like a waste of talent to be stuck on a bad astro boy knock off franchise.

  • There are multiple ways this could work but I have absolutely no faith that it will be adapted in any way that is good. I’m completely expecting this to end up being a grimdark, gritty future scenario where MegaMan is a reconstructed army veteran who swears every second word while gunning down humans and robots in gruesome and gory deaths. He then finds out that he was made from an alien alloy and can absorb the powers of the Robot Masters enslaving humanity who are actually aliens from another planet in bio suits.

    • Positive that the final look of the character will be much, much more similar to the infamous western NES cover art of MM1 than to what the character looks in game or anywhere else.

      The only hope for a more similar look is that they go the way of another common movie entertainment trope: “Kid finds a mysterious alien artifact (the MegaBuster) and by wielding it, he transforms into a legendary hero! Now he must use his powers to fight a bunch of robots and the evil landlord who wants to evict his mother”.

  • You would think they’d go with X. Aside from being more audience compatible than Mega Man, X’s world is way more compatible with a one shot story. You can erase as many Mavericks from the plot as you want. Vile, Sigma and a brief appearance by a Maverick or two and you’re done.

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