As Hollywood seems ever additional afield for IP to turn into new movie franchises, the traditional arcade recreation Pac-Man has emerged as the following potential foundation for a live-action adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is presently beneath growth at Wayfarer (the studio behind Disney Plus’s Clouds) with help from Bandai Namco, primarily based on an concept from Sonic the Hedgehog affiliate producer Chuck Williams.
Crucially, THR is simply reporting that the movie is “in development,” and there’s no point out of it having been formally greenlit or coming into manufacturing. But the information is smart 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. In current years, plans to develop movies primarily based on all the things from triple-A titles like Metal Gear Solid to indie darlings like Firewatch have been introduced, and within the extra rapid future we have now Chris Pratt’s live-action Mario to fear 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 collection that got here to Disney XD again in 2013. But to our data, nobody’s succeeded in making Pac-Man the centerpiece of a live-action movie earlier than, past cameos in films like Pixels.
There’s presently no phrase on who would possibly play the titular character, who might write and direct the movie, or after we would possibly see it launched. So right here’s a YouTube clip of the current definitive live-action Pac-Man to throw down the gauntlet.