He’s hungry for power pellets… and a spot on the silver screen. Yup, Pac-Man is getting a movie.
Bandai Namco Entertainment, the company behind the classic arcade game, will partner with Wayfarer Studios to produce the Pac-Man film. The live-action project is based on an original idea from Chuck Williams (Sonic the Hedgehog).
Pac-Man first arrived in the US in 1980, and quickly took arcades by storm. People loved navigating the neon-lined mazes, munching power pellets and fruit while avoiding colorful ghosts. So much so, in fact, that the little yellow guy launched a real craze, dropping merchandise galore and spinoff games like Ms. Pac-Man.
Pac-Man even previously led two different TV shows (a Hanna–Barbera produced ABC series, and a Disney XD version).
As far as the upcoming feature film goes, we don’t have many details just yet. We’ll have to wait for further plot details and casting information from Bandai Namco and Wayfarer.
So, what do you think about a potential Pac-Man feature film? (And a live-action one at that?) Let us know in the comments below if you’re excited to see this arcade game become a movie, or if you think this is one adaptation that should be stopped before it starts.
Source: Hollywood Reporter