A Live-Action Pac-Man Movie Is in the Making

In an exclusive published by the Hollywood Reporter, it was revealed that Bandai Namco and Wayfarer Studios are collaborating to make a live-action Pac Man movie. To date, the game has had two TV series produced--one by Disney and one by ABC respectively.

A Live-Action Pac-Man Movie Is in the Making Cover

According to an exclusive with The Hollywood Reporter, there is a Pac-Man movie in the works. 

An exclusive with the Hollywood Reported revealed that a live-action Pac-Man movie is in the making. The project will come from the hands of Wayfarer Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment. Bandai Namco are the creators of Pac-Man and other notable arcade games like Tekken. 

Pac-Man originally released in Japan under the name Puck-Man in 1980. Different entries in the franchise have been made by several other publishers including Atari, Mass Media, and Midway. Midway Games were also responsible for the first publication of the game overseas in the United States. 

Most of the games are maze games in which you must consume all white dots in the maze while avoiding encounters with ghosts. After its massive success, the series saw several iterations featuring the insatiable arcade character, made in the form of racing games, platformers, and more. As of right now, it is unclear how these classic features from the games will appear in the Pac-Man movie. 

A Live-Action Pac-Man Movie Is in the Making

Photo of the original arcade game design

Pac-Man remains one of the most recognizable and successful video game characters of all time. Since 1980, the franchise has grossed over $14 billion USD–most of which still comes from the original release. Pac-Man is also still the official mascot of Bandai Namco to this day. Additionally, The Pac-Man movie will be the first movie made based around the character. To date, there are only two TV series that were made–one from Disney and the other ABC. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Pac-Man movie “will be based on an original idea from Chuck Williams (Sonic the Hedgehog) of Lightbeam Entertainment. Baldoni, Manu Gargi and Andrew Calof will produce on behalf of Wayfarer Studios, with Tracy Ryerson developing; Williams and Tim Kwok will produce on behalf of Lightbeam.”

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

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