Yesterday, "Hollywood Insider" website The Tracking Board revealed in an exclusive story that 20th Century Fox is reportedly putting a Mega Man movie into production.
From their story:
20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have started development on a fan favorite in the video game world. Heralded as one of the most popular video game franchises in history, MEGA MAN is now on his way to the big screen. Feel free to be cautiously optimistic.
One positive sign of things to come is Chernin Entertainment. David Ready and Michael Finfer are overseeing for the company, while Peter Chernin produces. Together they have a pretty solid pedigree for sci-fi action movies, including the recent/upcoming Planet of the Apes films. Mike Ireland and Ryan Horrigan are overseeing for Fox.
Contrary to what other websites who have pointed back to The Tracking Board's story as their source, there is no mention of whether this will be an animated film or live action.
I approached this with some caution, as Capcom generally tends to be on top of these announcements over on Capcom Unity, but there is nothing there as we speak. In addition, such reveals would usually come by way of larger websites -- your Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, etc. With no official announcement or acknowledgment, this seems closer to rumor than anything.
Of course, someone might have simply let some details slip, and this is like so many other video game movies in which it's talked about, but nothing comes of it.
Still, with the number of larger websites reporting it and the number of you who have submitted tips (a thanks to all of you), I knew I had to at least say something about it here -- especially if I don't want it following me after I leave town for the weekend tomorrow.