Masi Oka, the Japanese-American actor known for his roles in the hit television series “Heroes” and “Hawaii Five-0,” is set to be a producer for the live-action adaptation of Capcom’s popular game franchise “Mega Man.”
Oka, who also recently appeared in “The Meg,” will co-produce alongside Chernin Entertainment for the live-action Hollywood remake of “Mega Man,” which will be written by “Catfish” directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, according to Variety.
The live-action movie will revolve around the “world” of “Mega Man.” But Capcom said that it “aims to appeal to a diverse audience” and that the film will cater not only longtime players of the franchise but action movie fans as well, Shack News reported.
The movie, which is tentatively titled “Mega Man,” is part of the company’s plan to “increase the brand value” of the franchise by capitalizing on other visual mediums like an animated series, “Mega Man: Fully Charged.” The show is set to come out on Cartoon Network, and a new game, “Mega Man 11,” will be released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
The 43-year-old actor made his debut as a producer in the poorly received Netflix live-action adaptation of “Death Note.”