A new pac man movie is in preparation from bandai namco Entertainment Studios and Wayfarer. The production company, founded by ‘Five Feet Apart’ director Justin Baldoni and billionaire businessman Steve Sarowitz, is known for the 2020 film Clouds, released on Disney+ after taking over distribution rights from Warner. Bros. Pictures. No release date has been revealed for this live-action adaptation.
What we know so far about the new Pac-Man movie
Details are admittedly thin on the upcoming film in The Hollywood Reporter’s report. We know the story will come from Chuck Williams of Lightbeam Entertainment, associate producer of the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog movie and video game producer for a handful of Disney games in the mid-1990s, including Pocahontas and Pinocchio. Baldoni will serve as producer for the film, along with Manu Gargi and Andrew Galof of Wayfarer Studios as well as Williams and Tim Kwok of Lightbeam. No story or casting information for the film has been announced.
One of the last times we saw Pac-Man featured prominently in a movie was 2015’s Pixels, a rather over-the-top and silly sci-fi comedy about aliens invading Earth using cell-based technology. 1980s retro games like Arkanoid, Donkey. Kong and Space Invaders. Despite being panned by critics and earning an average user rating of 5.6 on IMDB, Pixels still earned nearly $250 million at the box office. Hopefully this gives some welcome leeway for the success of this upcoming project.
This new Pac-Man movie adds to a growing list of upcoming movies based on video games. That includes a Jak and Daxter movie with Uncharted director Ruben Fleischer, a Ghost of Tsushima movie to be directed by John Wick’s Chad Stahelski, and the possibility of a live-action Persona movie.
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