Back in 2015, we heard that 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment were developing a Mega Man movie based on the popular Nintendo and Game Boy video game. It’s been crickets since then, but now the studio is close to locking in the men who will direct the project: Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the duo behind Catfish and Paranormal Activity 3 and 4.
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Not too long ago, we heard that Nintendo was considering getting back in the business of making movies, which could result in properties like Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and Metroid coming to the big screen, and maybe even a second attempt at a Super Mario Bros. movie. But there’s one character familiar to Nintendo fans who already has a movie in development, and it’s not because of the video game company’s renewed interest in the movie business.
20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertaiment are currently developing a a Mega Man movie, based on the popular video game franchise that came straight out of Japan and landed in our Nintendo and Game Boy video game systems in the 80s and 90s. Read More »
You know him, you love him, you’ve used his arm as a cannon and now he’s coming back to TV. Popular video game character Mega Man will be resurrected in a new animated, 26-episode TV series by Man of Action Entertainment. They created the Disney TV shows Ben 10, Generator Rex and worked on Disney’s Big Hero 6. The aim is to have the show ready for air in 2017, which is the 30th anniversary of the franchise. Read the full press release about the Mega Man animated series below. Read More »
These days it’s much easier to find a great video game than a great video game movie. Great video games are released almost every month but great video game movies are few and far between. For every Mortal Kombat or Tomb Raider there’s Street Fighter or Double Dragon (Or Doom. Or Max Payne. Or Hitman. You get the idea).
Then there are properties out there we’ll likely never see on the big screen. Super Mario Bros., for example, all but killed the chance of Nintendo ever letting anyone make movies out of their characters. Microsoft has been trying to push Halo for nearly a decade. These days we’re left with Resident Evil movies that are tangentially related to the games at best. What’s a fan to do if they want to see their favorite video game character outside of their XBox?
The answer is YouTube and the world of fan films. We’ve already seen a Portal fan film explode across the Internet, a solid series of Mortal Kombat films and now another popular character has got his due. Olan Rogers has mad a $700 fan film called Mega Man X that pushes its meager budget to its limits with a fun recreation of a game series many of us grew up with and loved. Check it out below.
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