There is a live-action adaptation in the works of the classic video game Pac-Man. This winter, with Sonic the Hedgehog movies raking in big bucks and a new Super Mario Bros. film coming to theaters, another classic video game character wants to join the party.
In an article by The Hollywood Reporter, it was announced that a new live-action film based on Pac-Man is in development. A collaboration between Bandai Namco Entertainment and Wayfarer Studios is taking place on the project.
Production will be handled by Wayfarer Studios, Manu Gargi, and Andrew Calof, along with Chuck Williams and Tim Kwok for Lightbeam Entertainment. While it is noted that the movie will be live-action, no details about the plot have been revealed.
Based on Williams’ original pitch, the story is said to be based on his original idea. While it is described as live-action, there is still a possibility that CGI Pac-Man is fleeing from ghosts in the real world along with a live-action/animation hybrid. Pac-Man is being reimagined as a human being at this time, but it’s unclear if that’s the case.
As a feature film, Williams will need to be creative to tell a compelling Pac-Man story. Hanna-Barbera produced an animated series about Pac-Man for television in the early 1980s. Also in 2013, Disney XD aired an animated series titled Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures.
Besides appearing in movies like Pixels and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol., the character has also appeared on the big screen. In addition to Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph Breaks the Internet is also on the list. Many years have passed since attempts were made to make an official Pac-Man film, but it never came to fruition.
In response to the success of Sonic the Hedgehog, Uncharted, Mortal Kombat, and Detective Pikachu, more video game adaptations have been made. It’s no secret that the previous Super Mario Bros. movie is legendary, but Nintendo has a new animated movie coming out in December starring Chris Pratt as the voice of Mario.
Adaptations for the small screen are also in the works, including a Twisted Metal series for Peacock and the Last of Us for HBO. The entry of Pac-Man into this world was only a matter of time. Originally released in Japan in 1980 as Puck Man, Pac-Man is one of the most famous video games of all time, having since been ported to a variety of consoles after its arcade debut.
You play Pac-Man, tasked with eating all of the dots in a maze while avoiding four colored ghosts. Although Pac-Man is mostly defenseless, he can temporarily disable ghosts if he reaches a specific “Power Pellet.”
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