Avi Arad, the man who helped put many comic book heroes on the big screen, including Spider-Man, Blade, and Iron Man, is at it again. This time, he's set his sights on turning video game adaptations into Hollywood blockbusters, just the way comic book movies have become.
One of the most iconic characters in video game history gets another shot at small screen glory in 2013, when the Avi Arad-produced 3D animated Pac-Man: The Adventure Begins makes its Disney XD debut. So who's this cute little round girl with the pink streaks?
If you're wondering why this taste of the planned Pac-Man television show looks a little blurry, it's because you're supposed to be experiencing it in dazzling 3D, an effect hard to capture in internet video.
BioWare's epic sci-fi role playing game is on its way to a theater near you, with Legendary Pictures—the studio banking on the notion that video game movies will be a Big Deal—reportedly picking up the film rights.
Something big, potentially, is brewing for Pac-Man who celebrates his 30th birthday this year. Namco Bandai is holding an event next month, timed with the E3 video game expo, with a surprising guest in attendance.
Avi Arad, former head of Marvel Studios and producer of the comic book company's big screen adaptations, believes that video games are "great source material" and that Hollywood will soon embrace games as it has superheroes.