The cult classic game, PAC-MAN, will be getting a live-action adaptation by its parent company, Bandai Namco, as per an update by the Hollywood Reporter.
Bandai Namco will team up with Wayfarer Studios to bring the live-action film to the big screen.
The live-action film will be based on the concept of Sonic The Hedgehog producer, Chuck Williams of Lightbeam Studios. Williams along with Tim Kwok will produce the film on behalf of Lightbeam Studios, along with Wayfarer Studios’s Baldoni, Manu Gargi and Andrew Calof.
Tracy Ryerson will be in charge of the film’s developing.
More information and updates regarding the PAC-MAN live-action film will be revealed at a later date.
Pac-Man, originally called Puck Man in Japan, is a 1980 maze action video game developed and released by Namco for arcades. In North America, the game was released by Midway Manufacturing as part of its licensing agreement with Namco America.
The player controls Pac-Man, who must eat all the dots inside an enclosed maze while avoiding four colored ghosts. Eating large flashing dots called “Power Pellets” causes the ghosts to temporarily turn blue, allowing Pac-Man to eat them for bonus points.
Pac-Man was a widespread critical and commercial success, leading to several sequels, merchandise, and two television series, as well as a hit single by Buckner & Garcia.
The character of Pac-Man is now the mascot and flagship icon of Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game remains one of the highest-grossing and best-selling games, generating more than $14 billion in revenue (as of 2016) and 43 million units in sales combined, and has an enduring commercial and cultural legacy, commonly listed as one of the greatest video games of all time.
Source: Hollywood Reporter