“Catfish” Helmers To Direct “Mega Man”

“Catfish” directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are in final negotiations to write and direct a film adaptation of the “Mega Man” video game series for Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Foxx.

Capcom’s game series, first released in 1987, centers on a robotic lab assistant created by scientist Dr. Light. Light is betrayed by a colleague, the disgruntled Dr. Wily, who reprograms a line of robots in order to take over the world.

The lab assistant, nicknamed Rock, then upgrades himself into combat mode in order to save mankind. Over 50 games on multiple systems have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

“Heroes” actor Masi Oka is producing the film adaptation which doesn’t have a date yet.

Source: Heat Vision