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Mario1995 from Atlanta Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Oct 7th 2018 at 11:29:18 AM

After several years of internet rumors Capcom confirmed last Thursday that Fox will produce a live-action movie based off the Mega Man franchise.

On one hand, it has some good production talent like the Catfish directors and Peter Chernin, who has produced some decent works for Fox like the rebooted Planet of the Apes movies and the TV series New Girl.

On the other hand, one of the producers is Heroes star Masi Oka. Guess what he produced?

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Protagonist506 from 'MURICA Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Oct 7th 2018 at 11:35:04 AM

On one hand, I'd love to see a live action Mega Man film, and I think one could work well in theory. On the other hand, if this movie is good, it'd be the first good movie of its type.

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Mario1995 from Atlanta Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Oct 7th 2018 at 11:39:13 AM

[up]"On one hand..." should be a trope here given how often we use it. tongue

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TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Oct 7th 2018 at 11:39:52 AM

The good news is that this will take a few years for production and the Disney buyout is scheduled for 2019.

I have very little confidence in Fox's ability to do an adaptation justice, but Disney-owned Fox might well be another story.

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Oct 7th 2018 at 12:59:12 PM

I have no confidence in Capcom's cinematic endeavours considering the track record of the Resident Evil films. In fact as a Monster Hunter fan, I am on the brink of crying, whenever I think of the mess that probably will come out of that film project.

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Oct 7th 2018 at 2:50:25 PM

Is this the toy that Eric Cartman wanted?

Oct 7th 2018 at 3:14:56 PM

[up][up] I did like the Prince of Persia movie, whitewashing aside. And while it wasn't a film, Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist, a web series, was great. I think from 2010 onwards we're starting to see that video game movies don't have to suck.

Oct 7th 2018 at 4:09:55 PM

So I presume this will somehow end up with Paul Verhoven directing and Milla Jovovich as an OC thatís the main character.

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Oct 7th 2018 at 6:04:15 PM

While I would have preferred an animated feature, Mega Man can still transition to live action better than Sonic due to the presence of more humanoids.

Don't really have an opinion on this yet—it can go either way.

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Oct 7th 2018 at 6:39:12 PM

As I stated before, just adapt The Protomen's rock opera.

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Aug 12th 2019 at 6:42:54 AM

Hey, remember how this was going to be a thing?

It isn't anymore.

Honestly, I'm not very torn up about this. Most adaptations from Fox turn out very well. (*glances at Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li*)

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Aug 12th 2019 at 8:04:31 AM

I doubt Mega Man would really work all that well in a feature film format anyway.

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Aug 12th 2019 at 9:36:35 AM

Not every video game needs to be a film.

Most games don't. They're just structured too differently.

Shadow of the Colossus is probably the worst example, but I doubt that movie will ever make it out of Development Hell.

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Mario1995 from Atlanta Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Aug 12th 2019 at 10:28:18 AM

I wouldn't be shocked if another studio picks it up. Capcom seemed very dedicated to getting this film off the ground.

"The devil's got all the good gear. What's God got? The Inspiral Carpets and nuns. Fuck that." - Liam Gallagher
Aug 12th 2019 at 11:53:28 AM

Eddie Lebron's fan film will always be THE adaptation of the game. Why can't Capcom just approach him and Blue Core Studios?

Edited by HallowHawk on Aug 13th 2019 at 2:54:10 AM

TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Aug 12th 2019 at 12:20:03 PM

Aww. I think the plot of Mega Man has some solid room for an engaging and insightful film series about the nature of robotics.

...

Let me rephrase.

I think The Megas have created an interesting and nuanced take on the Mega Man mythos without completely overwriting it with grimdark the way The Protomen did, which would make for a very interesting and compelling set of films.

I've tinkered with the idea, m'self.

Edited by TobiasDrake on Aug 12th 2019 at 1:20:33 PM

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Mario1995 from Atlanta Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Jan 17th 2020 at 1:18:21 PM

Producer Peter Chernin has left 20th Century Fox, taking most of the projects he had there that aren't based on 20th IP with him. I presume this means the Mega Man movie will be shopped elsewhere.

Edited by Mario1995 on Jan 17th 2020 at 4:22:55 AM

"The devil's got all the good gear. What's God got? The Inspiral Carpets and nuns. Fuck that." - Liam Gallagher
Jan 23rd 2020 at 6:22:29 PM

Matt Tomlin, writer of the upcoming The Batman, is penning the script.

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Jan 24th 2020 at 5:06:44 AM

[up]I think you got the wrong thread.

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Jan 24th 2020 at 7:16:57 AM

Maybe but at least I know now that he is writing the Mega Man film.

Jan 25th 2020 at 1:13:12 PM

[up][up]Nope. From the article:

Tomlin is writing Mega Man, which is being developed by Chernin Entertainment.

ShinyCottonCandy Pii~Pipple! from New Alberia Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
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Jan 25th 2020 at 2:17:48 PM

Huh. I guess there's someone who hasn't given up yet after all.

I'll still be surprised if this actually goes anywhere.

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Jan 26th 2020 at 5:52:32 PM

I'm still shocked they're having so much trouble with the SAO movie. It's not a particularly difficult concept to make live-action, and they could even save some money on effects by handwaving obvious CGI as "well, they're inside a game, so of course the CGI isn't perfect." My biggest worry is like with Death Note (2017), that they'll make everyone American and miss a lot of the points of the original.

Anyway, I could see Mega-Man being good live-action, but it's definitely not a guaranteed hit. There's a lot of ways it could go wrong. Hasn't most of the recent Mega-Man stuff been Netwarrior anyway?

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Jan 26th 2020 at 5:57:11 PM

Last I checked, SAO was being turned into a series, not a movie. I haven't heard of any production issues, it just hasn't come out yet.

Also they confirmed Kirito and Asuna won't be whitewashed for what it's worth.

Edited by Draghinazzo on Jan 26th 2020 at 9:57:36 AM

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