Following the success of the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film, movie studios are once again interested in adapting video game properties for the big screen. Bandai Namco Entertainment has partnered with Wayfarer Studios to produce a live-action Pac-Man film, as announced by The Hollywood Reporter. The film is still in the early stages of development, so details are limited. However, it is known that the story idea for the film was conceived by Chuck Williams, the producer of Sonic the Hedgehog from Lightbeam Entertainment.
Reactions to the announcement have been mixed, with many questioning the decision to make a live-action Pac-Man film considering that Pac-Man is a highly cartoonish character. Twitter users have drawn unfavorable comparisons to the 2015 film Pixels, which featured live-action scenes with Pac-Man.
THR: a Pac-Man live-action movie is in development
“The project will be based on an original idea from Chuck Williams (Sonic the Hedgehog) of Lightbeam Entertainment.”https://t.co/MzmGDvunYG pic.twitter.com/mBdxQO3TSo
— Nibel (@Nibellion) August 8, 2022
At this time, there is no official title, cast, or release date revealed for the live-action Pac-Man film.