Unhappy to settle with just adapting anime into live action, Netflix is now developing a live action Mega Man movie.
Capcom first announced that a live action Mega Man movie was being made all the way back in 2018. Not much was revealed about the film at the time, and things have been pretty quiet since then.
But now, as spotted by Rockman Corner, it seems that the blue robot boy will be making his way to small screens. The film has had Henry Joost and Ariel Schuman attached to direct since its announcement. On their website for their production company, Supermarché, it said that they were working on an, “adaptation of Capcom’s Mega Man for Chernin Entertainment and Netflix.”
The mention of Chernin and Entertainment and Netflix have been removed since Rockman Corner’s post went live. No other information was provided on the Supermarché website. The film was originally being distributed by 20th Century Fox. But it seems that somewhere along the line Netflix picked up the rights for the Mega Man movie.
Netflix is clearly trying to make moves into other areas of pop culture. Part six of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is airing exclusively on the streaming site in the west. It recently released the live action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop (which has now been cancelled after one season).
And on the mobile version of the app you can play a small selection of games. With potentially future games coming from Oxenfree developer Night School Studio, acquired by Netflix earlier this year.
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