Mattson Tomlin, the co-writer behind Matt Reeves’ upcoming “The Batman” film, has been set to pen the screenplay for the upcoming film adaptation of the popular Capcom video game series “Mega Man”.
Based on the influential and globally beloved franchise, Capcom aims to appeal to a diverse audience that goes beyond mere fans of the game.
Released for the original NES in 1987, the game proved to be tremendously popular and has spawned a series of sequels and spin-offs over the years. The eleventh title in the main series arrived in 2018.
The film adaptation will reportedly be canon, maintaining the world of the games, while incorporating blockbuster production values.
Tomlin takes over for Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman who were attached in late 2018 to pen and direct, no word if they’re still helming. Chernin Entertainment is producing the film for 20th Century Studios.