[QUOTE]Capcom pondering new film projects
President and COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto is currently in talks with Hollywood studios about bringing more of its games to the silver screen.
By Emma Boyes, GameSpot UK
Posted May 23, 2008 9:51 am ET
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The Resident Evil and Street Fighter series have both already been made into movies, but Capcom wants to see more of its game properties coming to Hollywood.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Capcom president and chief operating officer Haruhiro Tsujimoto confirmed that the company was in talks to adapt other game properties into celluloid, but he refused to name them. He said, "We are in the process of working out contracts for several offers we received at the Cannes Film Festival last week and hope to make an announcement soon. If realized, the projects will have a big impact on the game and movie industries."
Tsujimoto added that, "We want to do with games what Marvel did with comics," referencing the success of the numerous Spider-Man and X-Men film adaptations.
Three previous movies have already been based on Capcom's zombie-killing survival horror franchise Resident Evil (known as Biohazard in Japan). A second Street Fighter-inspired film, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is currently in development, slated for release in early 2009.
Other Capcom properties that could become movies include the successful Devil May Cry series, Breath of Fire, Lost Planet, Bionic Commando, Viewtiful Joe, Mega Man, and Phoenix Wright. [/QUOTE]
Looking at 5th element or iron man, even speed racer(which IMO is better than Xmen,Catwoman,Batman 3 and 4,Lost in space and a dozen other old IP to film crap that was poorly done or raped by hollywood)
Even transformers(which I dislike) has "maturity" in it to rival mega man.
The story is simple enough megaman (code name/original name rock) is an android/biodroid hybrid based off current robotics, the world is filled with robots and you have light and willy creating a new race of them smarter faster,ect willy is looking to conquer light is looking for peaceful means of creation and helping man kind as well as his new creations.
beyond that any nuance in story telling can be implanted into it.
However there is a style in mega man you can not easily erase, the designs have to be partially cute it won't be mega man if they are not, and mega man has always been PG/PG13 but look at star wars or spider man1-2,( 3 blows) if the story is half way decent it wont be a total loss. One of the things about Speed racer is it is a full 200% fast paced live action cartoon, but look at transformers and tell me it has a "better" story when the Gdamn humans take up so much screen time, its all in how balanced the story is and how much time they spend on dialog.
One dose not have to drown a show or film in bland realism to make it good.
SF and the rest are easy enough if you dail back the bland realism and try and not rape the content/fiction of what you are making a film of.