Capcom announces live action Mega Man movie; Monster Hunter also going ahead

Capcom has confirmed Mega Man will be making his way to the big screen in live action format at some point in the future.

According to a press release from the publisher, Mega Man will be co-written and co-directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the directorial team behind the likes of Paranormal Activity 3 and 4, Catfish, and Viral. The plan is for the film to be distributed by 20 Century Fox, while Chernin Entertainment will be producing alongside Masi Oka, of Heroes fame.

Mega Man has already made his way to the small screen in the form of Fully Charged, an animated series, which began airing in the US back in August.

Capcom also confirmed production on its live action Monster Hunter movie is going ahead, with Paul W.S Anderson – director of the Resident Evil series of films – on board to both write and direct.

The MH movie will see two protagonists coming together from different worlds who have to cooperate in fighting monsters to survive. No word on if the entire film comprises of just one fight against a single monster that they lose in the dying seconds because they overcooked their meat and didn’t get the expected stat boost from it. Ahem.

No word yet if Jim ‘Eggman’ Carrey is going to make an appearance in either movie, but we’re holding onto our hope hats for that one.

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