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Development Roundup: Mega Man goes live action; Conjuring 3 finds director; Dance Dance Revolution goes apocalyptic

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Oct 4, 2018, 10:10 AM EDT

Two long-running video game franchises will head out of the arcade and into the multiplex, while The Conjuring 3 lands a new director in the latest development roundup.

First up, the video game icon Mega Man is getting a live-action movie written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. The pair directed two of the Paranormal Activity movies, as well as the original Catfish documentary. Capcom made the announcement Wednesday evening in a statement that promised "an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man games, while incorporating the grand production and entertainment value that Hollywood movies are known for."

The blue-clad hero has appeared in animated cartoons before, including this year's Mega Man: Fully Charged. There aren't any details known about the live-action adaptation just yet, but it's probably a safe bet that Dr. Wily will be doing something nefarious.

(via Capcom, io9)

Next up, the third installment of The Conjuring series will have a new director, per The Hollywood Reporter. While director James Wan helmed the first two installments, he's been tied up with a little film called Aquaman, so he's tapped Michael Chaves to call the shots for the three-quel.

The up-and-coming director first came onto Wan's radar with his 2016 short The Maiden, and he later produced Chavez's feature debut The Curse of La Llorona, which is due out in April 2019. Wan says that Chavez will be "a perfect fit" for The Conjuring 3.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Finally, Dance Dance Revolution, the infamous video game where players use a dance mat to score points, is getting a movie of its own. But not just any movie, mind you. According to Variety, "the project will explore a world on the brink of destruction where the only hope is to unite through the universal language of dance."

Honestly, it's not the worst idea.

(via Variety)