What simply occurred? Bandai Namco Entertainment has reportedly chosen an unlikely candidate because the supply materials for an upcoming live-action movie adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bandai Namco is teaming up with Wayfarer Studios to create a Pac-Man film. The movie might be primarily based on an unique concept from Chuck Williams of Lightbeam Entertainment, who served as an affiliate producer on the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog film.
Pac-Man hit arcades in 1980. Players managed the titular Pac-Man and have been tasked with consuming all the dots inside a maze whereas avoiding 4 coloured ghosts. Each ghost had their very own “character” primarily based on distinctive synthetic intelligence.
Players may advance to the following degree by consuming all the dots in a given maze. Difficulty elevated with every degree: the ghosts moved quicker and power-ups decreased in period, ultimately disappearing altogether. A bug ensuing from a reminiscence overflow error that triggers at degree 256 causes half of the display to load improperly, thus making it unattainable to finish the extent and prematurely ending the sport.
Pac-Man was a massively profitable recreation, and went on to change into one of many best-selling and highest-grossing titles of all time. It spawned a cornucopia of merchandise, eight Guinness World Records, two tv exhibits and quite a few movie cameos. The upcoming flick would be the first characteristic movie primarily based on the mental property.
While its place as a popular culture icon is not in query, one has to marvel whether it is the only option for a characteristic movie. Bandai Namco has an intensive catalog of unique IP that would function the premise for probably nice characteristic movies together with however not restricted to Ridge Racer, Time Crisis, Ace Combat and Pole Position.
A live-action, sci-fi thriller primarily based on Tetris was set to begin filming in 2017 courtesy of Threshold Entertainment. The movie reportedly had an $80 million price range however seemingly fell off the face of the Earth. A separate Tetris movie chronicling the event of the sport is due out later this 12 months.
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