While Hollywood lovers eagerly await new IPs, the classic arcade game Pac-Man has emerged as the next potential movie for a live-action adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is currently in development at Wayfarer (the studio behind Disney Plus’s Clouds) with the help of Bandai Namco , based on an idea from Sonic the Hedgehog co-producer Chuck Williams .
Most importantly, THR reports that the movie is only “in development,” and there’s no mention of it being officially greenlit or going into production, but the news and direction seems plausible as studios are increasingly turning to video games to get a slice of the pie for their upcoming projects.
Many Games Are Being Moved to the Big Screen
In recent years, development plans have been announced for movies based on games of all genres , from AAA games like Metal Gear Solid to indie productions like Firewatch, and in the near future, Chris Pratt’s live-action Mario will also arrive.
Pac-Man is of course no stranger to adaptation. There was a 1980s Hanna-Barbera cartoon that aired on ABC between 1982 and 1983, and an animated series coming to Disney XD in 2013, but as far as we know, no one has seen Pac-Man in live-action beyond small roles in movies like Pixels before it. failed to move to the center of the movie .
There is no word yet on who will play the lead character, who will write and direct the movie, or when it will be released.