Live-Action Mega Man Film Possibly Finds Unlikely Directors
It was announced back in September of 2015 that Capcom and 20th Century Fox were teaming up to bring a live-action Mega Man film to fans everywhere. However, not much else has been said about the project since the reveal nearly two years ago. That is likely due to the fact that 20th Century Fox didn’t acquire the rights until this year. In any case, the day has finally arrived for the silence to be broken, as it would appear that the filmmakers known for the documentary Catfish are being tapped to direct the Mega Man film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are “in final negotiations to write and direct.” Chernin Entertainment and Masi Oka(Heroes) are set to produce the project, but no casting choices or release window have been mentioned yet. This is to be expected since it is so early in production, but now that potential directors and writers have been found, the ball should definitely gather some momentum in the relatively near future.
Joost and Schulman are possibly best known for 2010’s Catfish, but they have worked on a handful of projects ever since. They have also directed Paranormal Activity 3 & 4 as well as 2016’s thriller Nerve. While none of these movies have been wall-to-wall action, it is definitely possible that they have primed the directing duo for a live-action Mega Man film. Stranger things have happened, right? Stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers to keep in the know on this story and more, such as what can be found at the links below:
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What say you, gamers? Since it has been nearly two years since the announcement, have you already forgotten about the live-action Mega Man film? Now that the project seems to be picking up steam, who would you like to see cast in the movie? Who could perfectly portray the Blue Bomber? Quite possibly more important than that… who could take on the role of Dr. Wily and do it justice? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.