'Catfish' Directors Board 'Mega Man' Video Game Movie

Yolanda Curtis
July 20, 2017

It has reportedly now gone into the final stages of negotiations to write and direct, and will be produced by Chernin Entertainment.

A Mega Man movie could be on the way. What does come as a surprise: the filmmakers writing and directing the movie, namely Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, of Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3 and 4, Viral, and Nerve fame.


The video game, first released in 1987 by Capcom, centers on a robotic lab assistant created by a scientist named Dr.

For those who aren't familiar with the title, Mega Man is a classic videogame starring a robot character of the same name. Wily. He traditionally has a cannon strapped to his arm and can sometimes mimic the weapons of the baddies he takes out. After that, Mega Man kills Wily's Robot Masters one-by-one in no particular order (unless you know the hot strategies), and then he does it all again nine more times-not counting all of the spin-off games that follow the same basic plot. Chernin Entertainment and Masi Oka, best known as Hiro from Heroes, will produce the film for Fox.


Apparently the reason we hadn't heard anything further about this film's development was because 20th Century Fox has been fighting to secure the rights to the property for the past two years. I'm honestly not even sure how popular Mega Man is in North America compared to Japan, but with enough marketing dollars, Fox can surely spin a salvageable opening weekend out of it.

The Mega Man games do have a story, but it's the sort of loosely defined thing that doesn't really require a particularly strict retelling.


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