Man of Action—the creative collective consisting of Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven Seagle—is already responsible for a lot of your favorite entertainment from Ben 10 to Generator Rex to Big Hero Six,, and a ton of great comics, and now they’re taking on Capcom’s ‘Mega Man’ video game as a cartoon, deadline reports. Dentsu Entertainment and MoA will produce a 26-episode series based on nearly 30-year-old video game franchise. The show will air in 2017.
Launched in 1987, the Mega Man vidgame franchise features battles fought by the eponymous blue robot protagonist and an ongoing cast of allies and enemies. The Mega Man multiverse has spawned 130-plus games on multiple systems, selling more than 30 million copies worldwide, as well as toys, comics and collectibles. A Mega Man TV series aired for several seasons in the U.S. in the 1990s.
Man of Action will create, write and exec produce the series
The quartet’s other recent exploits include the upcoming Officer Downe movie, a planned I Kill Giants film, working on a multitude of Disney/Marvel cartoons and probably inventing a new flavor of gum.
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