Bandai Namco and Wayfarer Studios are making a Pac-Man movie.

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According to the report provided by Deadline,, Bandai Namco Entertainment and Wayfarer Studios have joined up to produce a live-action Pac-Man movie that will be based on the iconic arcade game franchise.

The player controls the yellow ball of the same name as he navigates a maze while being followed by four ghosts of varied colours in Pac-Man, a 1980 video game developed by the Japanese corporation Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. The character previously inspired two television shows: the CG animated series Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, which debuted on Disney XD in 2013, and the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning programme Pac-Man, which ran on ABC from 1982 to 1983.

The new Pac-Man movie came from an idea by Chuck Williams, who made Sonic the Hedgehog and works for Lightbeam Entertainment. Alongside Chuck Williams and Tim Kwok, Wayfarer Studios’s Justin Baldoni, Manu Gargi, and Andrew Calof will also be producing for Lightbeam.

The gates to the video game adaptation floodgates are still wide open after the success of Sonic the Hedgehog and the sequel to the video game. And despite the fact that Pac-Man has appeared in several films in the form of cameos, the most notable of which being in Pixels, the video game character is now getting his own film.

 

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