Hollywood Is Making A Live-Action Mega Man Movie

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Capcom has announced that a live-action Mega Man film is going to written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman of Paranormal Activity 3 and 4 fame.

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Chernin Entertainment (Planet of the Apes series) is producing the picture along with Masi Oka, who produced the Hollywood Death Note adaptation and previously starred in Heroes.

Here is how Capcom describes the live-action Mega Man:

Based on the influential and globally beloved Mega Man franchise, Capcom aims to appeal to a diverse audience, including not only game players but action movie fans as well, with an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man games, while incorporating the grand production and entertainment value that Hollywood movies are known for.

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The isn’t the only Hollywood adaptation of a Capcom franchise in the works. Milla Jovovich is starring in a Monster Hunter flick.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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“The action-packed tale of ‘Mega’ Manfred Jones (Mark Wahlberg), a no-nonsense cop with a chip on his shoulder and a heart of gold. One day, when Manfred loses his hand in a drug bust gone south, he’s enlisted in a secret government program to blend ballistics with prosthetics, headed by Cal ‘Light’ Toren (Jonah Hill). Outfitted with a new hand that can shoot bullets out of his pointer finger, Manfred reluctantly joins forces with Nataskya ‘Zero’ Perestroika (Scarlett Johanson), a sultry Russian superspy with a mysterious past and an affinity for katanas, to take down the drug ring that took his hand. The pair’s friendship (and, ultimately affection) grows as they work their way through lackies with street names like ‘The Cutter Man’ and ‘Boomer Kuwanger’, until they reach the drug kingpin himself - a manic recluse named John ‘Wiley’ Escobar (John Trutorro). The climax takes place on the top of a flying plane in an epic shootout, where Wiley is defeated and Manfred learns the value of friendship. The movie closes with Manfred and Zero boning in a blood-stained cargo bay.”