Live-Action Pac-Man Movie Greenlit By Bandai Namco
Hollywood certainly seems to be in the midst of a flurry of projects that adapt video game franchises to major film productions. This year so already seen successful box office returns for Uncharted and Sonic the Hedgehog, with a Super Mario movie also coming next year. One of gaming’s biggest mascots ever has been Bandai Namco’s Pac-Man, whose presence was seen throughout popular culture in the 1980s. While the character has had multiple TV series and some film appearances, the yellow muncher has yet to star in a film of his own. Now, it appears that a live-action Pac-Man movie has finally been greenlit.
The Hollywood Reporter recently shared an exclusive report confirming the live-action Pac-Man movie project. Bandai Namco Entertainment is said to have greenlit the project, which will be created in partnership with Wayfarer Studios, a production founded by Justin Baldoni and Steve Sarowitz, and structured around an original idea by Chuck Williams. Williams is well-equipped to contribute to such a project, as he had most recently worked on the first Sonic the Hedgehog live-action film released by Paramount Pictures. Baldoni and Sarowitz have been confirmed to serve as producers, along with Tim Kwok from Lightbeam Entertainment.
Besides the upcoming live-action Pac-Man movie, Wayfarer Studios had most recently been responsible for the Disney+ feature Clouds and has several upcoming films, such as a football drama called The Senior. No other details about the Pac-Man movie are yet given, but similar to the Sonic the Hedgehog movies, this live-action film will almost certainly have Pac-Man portrayed as a CG character along with the live-action cast. Hopefully, the production learns the right lessons from the Sonic movie and doesn’t have a monstrous realistic Pac-Man with human teeth in the first trailer.
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