Ummm… okay. We already knew that Comcept’s Kickstarter sensation Mighty No. 9 was set to become an animated series, but Legendary Digital Media and Contradiction Films have just announced plans to take it in a totally unexpected and different direction. Mighty No. 9, a video game starting a little blue robot boy and his arm cannon, will be getting the feature length live-action treatment.
I’m getting flashbacks to that feature length Mega Man fan-film, and the shivers are taking over my fingers! I’ll just drop this here for you guys.
Actually, the two film companies behind Mighty No. 9 are the same behind Dead Rising: Watchtower, meaning while we might not have better quality writing or storytelling to look forward to, we might be able to expect better production value at least. It’s not a route I would have expected anyone involved with Mighty No. 9 to take, but I’ve seen crazier things happen this year.
“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.”
Then we have Tomas Harlan, partner at Contradiction.
“We are thrilled to be working with the great Inafune-san on Mighty No. 9 and feel so fortunate that the Legendary Digital team shares a common vision for the live action adaptation of this very special video game…”
Mighty No. 9 the game will be released on Sept. 15 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and Linux. The animated series is set to air in Q2 of 2016, and who knows when we will be seeing this newly announced live-action film. In the meantime, we even have Comcept looking to create a spiritual successor through a new game and yet another animated film on Kickstarter right now.
And yet, despite all this attention and requesting money, we haven’t seen a single bit of Mighty No. 9 in the public yet in any way, shape, form, or medium. I hope for Comcept’s sake, the game lives up to the precedents it has set up for itself. A multimedia franchise born before it was even a success. Good luck!