Well, it looks like Keiji Inafune is getting pretty comfortable in the headlines this week. Yesterday, we reported on his Kickstarter for a spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends, and today news hit that his previous Kickstarter project, Mighty No. 9, is being adapted into a live action feature-length project by Legendary Digital Media and Contradiction Films.
This project follows in the wake of Legendary Digital Media’s film Dead Rising: Watchtower, which was an adaptation of of the Dead Rising video game franchise (also developed by Inafune). The film saw a successful release on Crackle’s online streaming service and is already slated for a sequel.
“Legendary Digital and Contradiction have carved out a unique niche for ourselves, developing video game IP into successful feature-length and series content for digital platforms the world over,” said Greg Siegel, Legendary Digital Media’s Senior Vice President, Development and Production.
“We are honored to have another opportunity to translate Inafune’s immersive worlds, engaging characters and action-packed gameplay into a live action project for video game fans and fans of streaming video alike.”
For those unfamiliar with the project, Mighty No. 9 follows an android named Beck (the titular unit “No. 9”) who is part of a team of ten combat robots referred to as “Mighty Numbers”. After surviving a computer virus attack that infects both his brethren and machines around the world, Beck and his buddy Call (yes) hunt for the villain responsible. If the road wasn’t treacherous enough already, the duo will have to fight off fellow robots who’ve gone rogue due to the infection. Oh boy!
On the announcement, Inafune remarked, “The announcement that Legendary Digital is collaborating with Contradiction and comcept on creating a live action project based on MIGHTY NO. 9 is really amazing, not only for myself and the rest of the team at comcept who worked on the game, but also for all the fans who have supported the project.”
He continued, “This collaboration will give our creation the ability to reach people all over the world. Thanks to all of your support, we have fulfilled another one of our dreams.”
If you’re interested in the project, keep Nerdist tabbed for future announcements and details concerning the film.
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