Fox's MEGA MAN Lands Directors For The Live-Action Adaptation

Two years after landing the rights at Twentieth Century Fox, the studio now has Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3 & 4, Nerve) in its corner for a live action adaptation of Mega Man. The two are reportedly in final negotiations to write and direct the film currently in development at Chernin Entertainment with Heroes actor Oka Masi producing.

Launching in 1987 from Capcom with Rock Manas its Japanese title, the 8-bit Nintendo franchise focused on the story of Dr. Light, whose work ends up stolen by Dr. Wily and is converted into a squad of evil battle droids with specific skills, with the goal of world domination. In response, Light upgrades his lab assistant, Rock, arming him with a canon and battle armor and software to help absorb the powers of Wily's droids upon their defeat.

Production details and cast and crew info remain pending. Stay tuned! (THR)


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