Mega Man is coming to the big screen

If you’re a gamer or have just been alive since the late ’80s, you’re probably familiar with Mega Man, one of the video game industry’s most recognizable icons. Also known as Rockman in Japan, this boy robot has battled Dr. Wily and his horde of robot masters for years in video games, and now this trend will continue in a feature film.

According to The Tracking Board, 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment will be adapting the Capcom property, which happens to be one of the most successful video game franchise in history. Those who may be skeptical about a Mega Man movie may be relieved to hear that David Ready and Michael Finfer will be overseeing the project with Peter Chernin producing. These men are responsible for the rebooted Planet of the Apes films that have been hailed by critics and audiences alike. Mike Ireland and Ryan Horrigan will be overseeing for Fox.

The first Mega Man was released by Capcom in 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Since its debut, it’s spawned countless sequels and spin-offs on various consoles. The franchise has branched out to comic books, anime, manga and even an animated television series.

So, I think it’s safe to say the filmmakers might have to tread lightly if they don’t want to… agitate the fans.

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