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This Might Be the Only Way a Live-Action Pac-Man Movie Could Ever Work

Production company Steelhouse and writer James Farr have just answered one of life's greatest questions: How do you make a live-action film about a yellow ball with eyes that runs about a maze eating dots and ghosts without resorting to a man in a giant foam suit?

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The trick, it seems, was keeping Pac-Man a virtual creation, but extending his influence into the real world. In this compelling modern-day sci-fi thriller the scientists of the Maze Compound are hard at work in an underground lab somewhere in the Nevada desert, creating the latest and greatest in remote-controlled weapons technology.

Joystick? Check. Big yellow sphere that eats dots and ghosts? Check. Cheese? Minimal.

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The official website calls Pac-Man The Movie "the greatest 80s movie never made". They might be on to something.

Project Yellow Sphere [Official Website]

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I think this t-shirt version of pac-man is really clever and would make a great movie:

Pac man is an astronaut stuck alone on a distant space station who self-medicates to compensate for his loneliness... only to start being haunted by the ghosts of other astronauts. It's a suspense thriller in which you're never quite sure if he's actually being haunted, or it's all in his head.