According to Variety, “Catfish” directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are in final negotiations to direct and write the script for a Mega Man movie for Fox and Chernin Entertainment.
Mega Man is based on the video game franchise created by Capcom, first released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. Since it’s initial release, Mega Man has spawned a series of 50-plus games on multiple systems and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. The franchise became such a hit that Mega Man is one of Capcom’s mascots. Not only is he one of the company’s primary original characters, but one of the video game industry’s most recognizable icons.
Chernin Entertainment is producing the feature film with Masi Oka. The logline for the movie is under wraps.
Joost and Schulman are the team behind the documentary “Catfish” as well as the television series currently in its sixth season on MTV. “Joost and Schulman’s directing credits also include the feature films “Nerve,” the third and fourth “Paranormal Activity” movies, and “Viral.”