As Hollywood seems ever additional afield for IP to show into new movie franchises, the basic arcade sport Pac-Man has emerged as the following potential foundation for a live-action adaptation. In accordance to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is presently below growth at Wayfarer (the studio behind Disney Plus’s Clouds) with help from Bandai Namco, primarily based on an thought from Sonic the Hedgehog affiliate producer Chuck Williams.
Crucially, THR is barely reporting that the movie is “in growth,” and there’s no point out of it having been formally greenlit or coming into manufacturing. However the information is sensible in an surroundings the place studios are more and more turning to video video games for IP to mine for his or her upcoming initiatives. Lately, plans to develop movies primarily based on the whole lot from triple-A titles like Steel Gear Stable to indie darlings like Firewatch have been introduced, and within the extra rapid future we have now Chris Pratt’s live-action Mario to fret about.
Pac-Man, in fact, is not any stranger to the occasional TV adaptation. There was the Eighties Hanna-Barbera cartoon that aired on ABC between 1982 and 1983 and an animated collection 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 presently no phrase on who may play the titular character, who may write and direct the movie, or once we may see it launched. So right here’s a YouTube clip of the present definitive live-action Pac-Man to throw down the gauntlet.