Mighty No. 9 Live Action Movie is Announced

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We’ve learned (via VideoGamer) that Comcept is working alongside Legendary Digital Media and Contradiction Films to make a live-action film adaptation for Mighty No. 9.

The new movie is set to release via digital platforms, and will be the second game-to-film adaptation that Inafune has worked on with Legendary Digital and Contradiction, following Dead Rising: Watchtower (which is getting a sequel, by the way).

“We are thrilled to be working with the great Inafune-san on Mighty No. 9 and feel so fortunate that the Legendary Digital team shares a common vision for the live action adaptation of this very special video game,” said Tomas Harlan, a partner at Contradiction.

“The announcement that Legendary Digital is collaborating with Contradiction and comcept on creating a live action project based on Mighty No.9 is really amazing, not only for myself and the rest of the team at comcept who worked on the game, but also for all the fans who have supported the project,” said Inafune. “This collaboration will give our creation the ability to reach people all over the world. Thanks to all of your support, we have fulfilled another one of our dreams.”

Mighty No. 9, the game, is launching worldwide on September 18th.

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  1. Ritchet
    July 7, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Inafune. Stop. Just stop.

  2. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    July 7, 2015 at 11:51 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! What the hell is he thinking?

  3. JackDandy
    July 7, 2015 at 11:57 am


  4. landlock
    July 7, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Dead Rising was a good popcorn movie but this one will be a lot harder to pull off. An animated film would have surely been a better idea.

  5. BlastHardCheese
    July 7, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Keep beating that horse, Inafune.

  6. Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    July 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm


  7. Tubsiwub
    July 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    It’s not April 1st, what’s going on?

  8. Arty McBert
    Arty McBert
    July 7, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    MN9 hasn’t even came out yet, what the hell!?

  9. pepsi
    July 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    That’s nice but what about my ngage port and umd release?
    Gotta cover all bases inafune.

  10. lucben999
    July 7, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Never! Kickstarter for Mighty No. 9 theme park incoming!

    Oh and remember to buy more Mighty merchandise, all kickstarted too!

  11. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    July 7, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Fuck off.

    Just fucking finish the goddamn game first.

    Stop this.

    Fucking stop.

    God damn I regret my $40 every day. Never giving this company a cent ever again.

  12. Omnistrand
    July 7, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Well ar least now we know where Inafune’s spending the budget. Live action movie, TV series, y’know everything but the game. So Inafune what were you saying about scrapping the transformation mechanic due to “budget constraints”?

  13. deadeye
    July 7, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Mighty Number 9 is going to be milked to death before the game even comes out.

    Just slow it down Inafune. I know you’re super jazzed about this, but can you just wait for the game to release and see if people actually like it?

  14. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    July 7, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Emm…. WTF?!

  15. PmcC
    July 7, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Inafune is really putting all his faith that MN9 with be a smash hit, despite all the backlash its receiving a tv show, figures and special features and now a live action movie, what next ?

  16. deadeye
    July 7, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I guess he’s banking that the game will be a huge success and then everyone will want all those things, and they’ll be a step ahead and already be making them.

    But if it’s not a success, he’s gonna be in some real deep shit, as he’s now making all this shit for something that no one cares about.

  17. NuclearCherries
    July 7, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    God, with the amount of shit surrounding Mighty No. 9 I hope it bombs.

    Releasing this many shit before the game comes out needs to be punished in some manner. I just wish consumers knew not to deal with Inafune, as he just fucks shit up.

  18. landlock
    July 7, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    You sound angry for some unknown reason….?

  19. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    July 7, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    “So Inafune what were you saying about scrapping the transformation mechanic due to “budget constraints”?”

    There has never been a statement I’ve wanted to say “THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS” so hard to before in my fucking life.

  20. Godmars
    July 7, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Striking before the metal is even warm, let alone hot of course.

  21. Godmars
    July 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Pony. Foal that has yet to come out of its mother.

  22. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    July 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Now that’s not fair, that was just meant as an observation rather than an insult.

    This is a (truthful and blunt) insult though.

  23. chizwoz
    July 7, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    This guy has issues.

    Yo brandon, thought of getting a forum running for the site?

  24. Chino Gambino
    Chino Gambino
    July 7, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Adapting that which doesn’t exist…

  25. tetrisdork
    July 7, 2015 at 2:17 pm


    Between this and Mighty No 9 Legends, I have no suitable reaction other than that.

  26. TheCynicalReaper
    July 7, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    I actually had to check the date on the article and my comp to make sure it wasn’t April 1st.
    This is just sad…
    EDIT: Inafune, that is.

  27. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    July 7, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    gotta milk that teat dry before the game comes out and people realize that it isn’t good.

  28. Neojames82
    July 7, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Next, we will see MN9 lunch boxes and boxer briefs, right?

  29. Cerzel
    July 7, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    So how much of the Kickstarter budget do you think actually went into the game? $20? $30?

  30. Lex
    July 7, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    I feel like the only appropriate reaction is just “fuck off”

  31. 2501
    July 7, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I don’t understand why people look up to Infaune.

    He didn’t have that much of a hand in the Megaman series and he constantly talks crap about Japanese games on how creativity stagnant they are… even though he hasn’t made anything to show for it.

  32. No_Good_Names_Ever
    July 7, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Mighty cups, Mighty bedsheets, Mighty No 6 pack, Mighty toys and bobble heads, Mighty No Cereal where you can send in 20 barcodes for the Count Beckula DLC skin, Mighty No Manga, Mighty No comics by Marvel, Mighty check book designs, Mighty No 9 Juice flavors for when you have a Mighty thirst, Mighty Monopoly and DnD, and we’re proud to announce that in collaboration God himself, we’re gonna make a totally new universe modeled after Mighty No 9 in commemoration for the launch. Have a Mighty day, Beckers!

  33. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    July 7, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    They’re really putting the cart before the horse… like.. 10 carts before the horse.

  34. Cred
    July 7, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    the truth of that tweet becomes cleared and clearer every time

  35. JackDandy
    July 7, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Lost it at Count Beckula

  36. Emmgee
    July 7, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Beck is starting to get on the same level of annoyance as the Despicable Me minions, and his game isn’t even OUT yet… I don’t think… IS IT?

  37. Emmgee
    July 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Probably thinking $$$

  38. メタラーにゃあ~
    July 7, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Okay, what the hell is going with MN9? I was once excited about this game, but it seems like there’s a lot of controversy surrounding it…?

  39. Fenrir007
    July 7, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Blockbeast Kamiya telling the straight truth.

  40. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    July 7, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Well, some Japanese game creators are definitely creatively stagnant. I mean just look at Comcept they’re currently making Megaman, Megaman X and Megaman Legends ripoffs.

  41. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    July 7, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Oh please, they put in like, at least $35.

  42. deadeye
    July 7, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I don’t think it’s really an insult. Or at least not intended to be.

    I mean, Inafune has been pretty straight up that MN9 is just Megaman with different branding. Enough changes made so that Capcom can’t claim copyright infringement.

    Saying anything else is pretty much a straight up lie.

    Plus, I think developers can get a free pass when they’re essentially copying their own work.

  43. メタラーにゃあ~
    July 7, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Amazing how a single person with an agenda can ruin an entire project… Well, I’ll still play the game, and I can only hope it’s fun regardless of these events.

  44. tetrisdork
    July 7, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    “Merchandising! Merchandising! Where the real money from the movie is made.”
    -Yogurt, Spaceballs

  45. dsadsada
    July 7, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    There were other issues as well but Dina was the most outstanding one to many. Others include seemingly unnecessary extensions to the initial kickstarter, despite it having already been the most successful kickstarter at the time, as well as another kickstarter for development of DLC despite the game not even close to being out yet.

    I recommend looking up Nagato’s comment in reply to Schaden but like all things on the internet, take it with a a grain of salt until you’ve verified them.

  46. Fenrir007
    July 7, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    There is more to it, it’s a long saga, but you don’t really need to know all the details. I hope you enjoy the game.

  47. The Gamer Of Ages
    The Gamer Of Ages
    July 7, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    It isn’t even out yet. Heck I don’t even know what the release date is.

  48. Anon630
    July 7, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Oh good, I wasn’t the only one thinking this way.

  49. chero666
    July 7, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    As much as I like Kamiya, most people already know it’s a copy of MegaMan, it’s just that nobody cares since MegaMan is basically dead to Capcom.

  50. Viredae
    July 8, 2015 at 1:22 am

    I dunno, deep, exasperated sighing seems very fitting too.

  51. Viredae
    July 8, 2015 at 1:23 am

    That would be September 18th, they mentioned it in the article.

  52. Himegami Aisa
    Himegami Aisa
    July 8, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Except it’s *not* Inafune’s ‘own work’. He was one of FOUR character designers on the first game, and he came in half-way through development. His work was undoubtedly instrumental to the game (pretty hard not be on a six-man project), but if you read articles about him, you’d be forgiven if you came out with the impression that he was the sole full-time artist on the project, which could not be further from the truth.
    Really, the creator of Mega Man in most respects is Akira Kitamura, which Inafune rightly acknowledges. It is only in conventional wisdom he is regarded as such.

  53. AnarKreig
    July 8, 2015 at 3:10 am

    I want everyone to remember this is not the fault of the company, but those who backed it on Kickstarter.

  54. Karo
    July 8, 2015 at 4:02 am

    What? Why?

  55. JackDandy
    July 8, 2015 at 4:56 am

    It’s this, coupled with stuff like this article’s subject.

  56. Minohoro
    July 8, 2015 at 7:49 am

    I’d love to see inafnune’s face if the game ends up selling horribly and end’s up being critically thrashed. it’d be wonderful.

  57. Thanatos2k
    July 8, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    It’s really gonna suck for them when this all falls apart if the game isn’t good. They’re going to end up in Sonic territory.

  58. Thanatos2k
    July 8, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Is that an insult to Inafune, or Capcom though?

  59. The Gamer Of Ages
    The Gamer Of Ages
    July 14, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Ah right, cheers.