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Live-Action Mega Man Film is Coming to Netflix

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The live-action Mega Man film announced back in 2018, will be coming to Netflix; as part of their ongoing video game adaptions.

Rockman Corner reports production company Supermarché have updated their website, discussing upcoming works. Producers and director and writing team Henry Joost and Rel Schulman are working on several projects along with in-house proucer OrleeRose Strauss. One of these includes “an adaptation of Capcom’s MEGA MAN for Chernin Entertainment and Netflix, which they wrote and are directing.”

Cherin Entertainment had previously signed a multi-year “first-look” film deal with Netflix in 2020. Combined with a Mega Man live-action movie being announced by Capcom in 2018, it seems all but certain this will be a film rather than a series. Cherin Entertainment’s prior works include Spies in Disguise, Ford v Ferrari, Tolkien, The Greatest Showman, and the 2011 Planet of the Apes film series.

 

Prior reports indicate Mattson Tomlin (co-writer of the upcoming The Batman) is writing the Mega Man film as of 2020. However, Ariel Schulman had been announced as a writer in 2018; though this may be part of the wider collaborative effort (including the aforementioned Joost and Sculman). Henry Joost (Paranormal Activity 3 and 4) is slated to direct.

Schulman and Joost had previously worked as writers and directors on the Catfish movie and TV series, along with  The Best Best Friends Game short.

Masi Oka will also be producing the Mega Man film. He is also produced the upcoming live-action Attack on Titan movie, the infamous live-action Death Note movie, and executive produced the Outer Wilds video game. He is best known to some as Hiro Nakamura in Heroes, and Max Bergman in Hawaii Five-0 (2010).

 

The Mega Man series is due for its 35th anniversary on December 17th, 2022. It could be around that time the film will launch. Formal announcements may come soon, thanks to the Supermarché website update.

Due to the success of video game adaptions The Witcher and Castlevania; Netflix has aggressively branched out into making far more.

These include Resident Evil: Infinite DarknessLeague of Legends: ArcaneSonic Primean animated Tomb Raider series, a live-action Assassin’s Creed series, a live-action Resident Evil series, a Cuphead animated series, a feature length Beyond Good and Evil film, and a Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell anime, and a live-action Pokemon series.

Aside from the 1994 cartoon, there was also CG animated series Mega Man: Fully Charged across 2018 and 2019. It had just one season and lukewarm reviews on average.

 

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