Hollywood Megaman Movie Begins Production

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The Hollywood-produced live action Megaman movie has apparently just begun production, perhaps signaling the beginning of the end of the franchise, which hasn’t received a new game in several years…

The film apparently boasts Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal Activity) as writers and directors along with Masayori Oka (producer of the Death Note Netflix movie); Masayori Oka has given more insight into the difficulties of the film’s production:

“Are you still working on producing a Mega Man movie?”

OKA: We’ve just started the Mega Man movie. The writer/directors are working on a script right now, and we’re just in the beginning development stages of that.

“What are you most excited about with that, and are there challenges specific to producing a story that’s based on a best-selling video game vs. a hugely popular manga?”

OKA: With manga, there’s a lot of character development and it’s a serialized story. With a video game, it’s about game mechanics.

The story might be a little bit lighter. There are definitely challenges with that, but I’m excited because our directors are big fans of the game.

With anything animated, a game property, or anything IP, you want to make sure the filmmakers are huge fans because they’ll show a respect for the property and understand, at the core, what makes that property great.

I don’t know where it’s going to go yet, but I am excited about Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. They’re great filmmakers and they’re really big fans of Mega Man.

The revelation that the film’s crew are fans of the franchise may perhaps aid in preventing the movie from being Hollywood quality, though as many may already know, this is most certainly not a guarantee…


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    Comment by No Name
    01:27 07/09/2017 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Megaman gets a movie before Cowboy Bebop....

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    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:26 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    A live action Cowboy Bebop movie might actually work but a live action Megaman is inevitably going to be cheesy as fuck no matter who makes it esp if they try and go all edgy with it some things just don't translate well.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    13:00 08/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    A live action Rockman.EXE may be more fitting in this technological age.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:05 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    A live action Cowboy Bebop might work if the effects are practical.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:56 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    But Dark Mage, Hollywood is built on VFX in movies. They use it to make up for lack of a plot. Lots of beautiful scenery, explosions and stuff happen and the audience are like omfg this is so coool.

    I weep at what they did to Star Trek with the reboot movies. I miss the old days of a cerebral trek movie.

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    Comment by Dark Mage
    08:51 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    True as all CGI effects look like crap and they'll have to ride the thin line between it looking cheesy and going over budget.

    Avatar of The Honorable Lord Tentpants
    12:47 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please let it be NT Warrior. It'll bomb horribly if they try to transplant the OG or X Universe onto the big screen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:25 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Plz have Duo in it.

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    Comment by jr240483
    11:12 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    jesus!

    will these idiots in hollywood ever learn???

    its high time they get with the program.

    THEIR LIVE ACTION VIDEO GAME ADAPTATIONS WILL NEVER EVER WORK!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:37 08/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    99 times out of 100 it is absolutely nothing more than stealing a popular NAME.

    This isn't just for videogames, but also for 'reboots' of stories that were already famous decades or even centuries prior. The only things they want are the name and the money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:13 08/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    some people will even eat horse shit if "Star Wars" is painted over it. Or Mega Man...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    With this and outlaw star we are in for quite a interesting next few years.

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    Comment by SlimyDragoon
    19:36 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a huge megaman fan, and I am worried about this....

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:17 10/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wish people would stop riding original Mega Man's dick and make more MMX content.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:48 08/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's already a pretty cool fan made movie

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:49 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please don't hate me, but I think if American and Japanese companies worked together, we could get actually-good live-action works based on Japanese properties. That and if they're actually faithful to the source material (which neither the US nor Japan are famous for doing).
    As for this movie, I don't have big hopes for it except maybe if it's fully animated. I kinda liked the 3D Astro Boy movie tbh, so if this Mega Man movie could do right everything that movie did and fix all the problems it could possibly share, it would be great.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    > With anything animated, a game property, or anything IP, you want to make sure the filmmakers are huge fans because they’ll show a respect for the property and understand, at the core, what makes that property great.

    This was said by

    > Masayori Oka (producer of the Death Note Netflix movie)

    So we already know they doesn't give any damns whatsoever about the IP and can't bother to make sure the filmmakers are fans. They are going to kick Megaman down the same shithole they kicked Death Note, and produce a shit movie.

    > OKA: With manga, there’s a lot of character development and it’s a serialized story. With a video game, it’s about game mechanics.

    ...okay, so they apparently don't know that Megaman has a lot of backstory and plot behind what goes on in the limited cartridge space in the games. Uuuhhhgh.

    I'm sorry THIS, by THESE people, had to be your epitaph, Rock Light. Whenever I look back on the memories I had playing you, it will be with omoide wa okkusenman.
    You taught me so much, and no matter how these fools sell out your IP for a quick buck, I'll still remember what you really were.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ahhh... another thing to the list:
    Didnt watch or 3 min and already preteding it never existed....

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:39 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    To take this topic in a more optimistic direction, what could actually be an interesting direction for a megaman movie to take?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Post apocalyptic story about how two young scientists,light & willy, try to safe the world with robotics.
    Basically atom the beginning with less human

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:47 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perhaps the duality of robot technology being the boon and simultaneous bane of the labour workforce.

    2 competing mindsets battling it out in backroom discussions as well as head on confrontations. Also the 'breaking point' scene where everything goes out the window and the real fight begins will need to be well written or it wont jell with the rest of the film...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:14 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    action comedy using US cover version of Mega Man. When I said comedy, it's the serious one.

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    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:27 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    That pic looks like Marisa Kirisame cosplaying as roll.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:10 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh here we go again, another hollywood movie based on a video game classic, do you people ever learn that MOVIES BASED ON VIDEO GAMES DOESN'T WORK? Super mario movie didn't work, Warcraft movie didn't work (expect the audience in China loved it.), EVEN RESIDENT EVIL didn't work out either.

    Seriously, i'm so sick of this

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    RESIDENT EVIL IS GOOOD

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:49 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That's actually their intent though. They want to make an adaption of anything remotely popular even if it fails. Simply adapting the IP gives them partial ownership and a specific type of rights. The people you should blame is capcom for letting them do this and the producer who sounds like a major sellout.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:51 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hollywood is mostly full of idiots detached from the rest of humanity... You expect too much from them.

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    Comment by Goldsickle
    02:13 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hope it doesn't turn out like the 2009 Astro Boy movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 09/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Animated one is 900% better than live action movie. Wait until you watched Hollywood Dragon Ball 2017 movie, I almost screamed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's an Astro Boy movie?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:51 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have but one thing to say:
    SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT! ME GA MAN!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope this Hollywood adaptation using US Mega Man (Bad Box Mega Man) instead regular blue bomber. It will be hillarious and easier to adaptat to a movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:41 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are things that work well animated and there are things that work well live action. Rare is the thing that works well both ways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:55 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another title that's going to be destroy by Hollywood.......

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    Comment by Chen-04
    00:55 08/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be fair, Capcom already did a decent job thoroughly destroying Mega Man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:21 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It doesn't matter who tries to make this; I can't imagine anyone making a good live-action version. I think it would either look like people acting out a cartoon, or would be so heavily altered from the source material to make it credible in live-action that it may as well not be a "Mega Man" title at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:20 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    People said the same thing about Lord of the Rings

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:57 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your point being...?

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    Comment by Chen-04
    02:04 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    As long as idiots buy shit based on a brand name, some people will continue to butcher it to make money.




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