THR is reporting that The Batman co-writer Mattson Tomlin has signed on to write the script for Chernin Entertainment Capcom’s live-action feature film adaptation of the iconic Mega Man video game franchise.
The project has been in development for several years now, with Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3) previously attached to write and direct. At this point, it’s unclear whether the duo remain in the director’s chair.
Capcom has previously stated that it hopes to create a movie that appeals “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.”
The Mega Man franchise launched on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) back in 1987, and has since went on to spawn more than 50 games, including eleven in the main series, selling over 35 units worldwide.