A major live-action movie based on the iconic Pac-Man arcade game is in development.
The live-action movie will be produced and developed by Wayfarer Studios in collaboration with Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., which is behind the creation of Pac-Man as well as other games like Galaga and Tekken. Chuck Williams (Sonic the Hedgehog, Brother Bear) of Lightbeam Entertainment developed the original story idea for the feature, which is based on one of the most well-known and longest-running video game franchises ever. In the game, players take on the role of Pac-Man, who must consume colourful pellets while being pursued by vibrantly coloured ghosts in mazes that get harder with each level.
Pac-Man has remained a cultural icon over the last 40 years since the original arcade video game was released in 1980 by Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. Pac-Man has already inspired the production of two television programmes: Hanna-Barbera’s Saturday morning cartoon
Pac-Man, which aired on ABC from 1982 to 1983, and the CG animated series Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, which debuted on Disney XD in 2013.
Wayfarer Studios recently announced an investment of $125 million to boost the company’s growth in future and Justin Baldoni, Manu Gargi, Andrew Calof along with Tracy Ryerson will develop for the company. Wayfarer Studios is also credited for the Disney+ film Clouds, as well as the upcoming football drama The Senior and coming-of-age dramedy Empire Waist. Williams, along with Tim Kwok, will also produce for Lightbeam.