Be careful, somebody needs to show Pac-Man right into a live-action film


As Hollywood appears ever additional afield for IP to show into new movie franchises, the basic arcade recreation Pac-Man has emerged as the following potential foundation for a live-action adaptation. In accordance to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is at present below growth at Wayfarer (the studio behind Disney Plus’s Clouds) with help from Bandai Namco, based mostly on an thought from Sonic the Hedgehog affiliate producer Chuck Williams.

Crucially, THR is just reporting that the movie is “in growth,” and there’s no point out of it having been formally greenlit or getting into manufacturing. However the information is sensible in an setting the place studios are more and more turning to video video games for IP to mine for his or her upcoming tasks. Lately, plans to develop movies based mostly on every thing from triple-A titles like Metallic Gear Strong to indie darlings like Firewatch have been introduced, and within the extra instant future we’ve Chris Pratt’s live-action Mario to fret about.

Pac-Man, after all, isn’t any stranger to the occasional TV adaptation. There was the Nineteen Eighties Hanna-Barbera cartoon that aired on ABC between 1982 and 1983 and an animated sequence that got here to Disney XD again in 2013. However to our data, nobody’s succeeded in making Pac-Man the centerpiece of a live-action film earlier than, past cameos in movies like Pixels.

There’s at present no phrase on who would possibly play the titular character, who might write and direct the movie, or once we would possibly see it launched. So right here’s a YouTube clip of the present definitive live-action Pac-Man to throw down the gauntlet.