Live-Action Pac-Man Film In Development

Yes, you read the headline correctly: a Pac-Man film is in development...and it's going to be live-action. This comes from the producers behind the recent Sonic movies, so you should expect their version of Pac-Man to be absolutely cursed.

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We've seen someone try a live-action Pac-Man before, Pixels (2015), pictured left. | © Columbia Pictures / Nintendo

No, this isn't a joke or a fan-made project, it's actually real. Don't ask us exactly how they plan to do this (they probably don't even know themselves right now), but we'll all find out together when this doomed project is released. So, let's get into what we know so far, shall we?

The Live-Action Pac-Man Film Is Real And Already In Development

A live-action Pac-Man film has just been announced, and it's going to be produced by Wayfarer studios. And as Mia Galuppo of the Hollywood Reporter first revealed:

The project will be based on an original idea from Chuck Williams (Sonic the Hedgehog) of Lightbeam Entertainment.

It should surprise no-one that this idea comes from the same cursed mind that brought the live-action Sonic film kicking and screaming into this world.

But we don't mean to sound cynical. We're just unsure about a film whose protagonist will be a voiceless, bodyless, yellow head. That said, it probably won't be the worst film based on a video game that we've seen.

Speaking of basing films and TV shows on video games...

When Is The Pac-Man Release Date?

We don't have an official release date yet for the Pac-Man film. We're just guessing here, but we would expect it to come no sooner than 2024 if this is the first we're hearing about it.

And we're afraid that's all we know so far about the project. It could be brilliant, but we wouldn't advise you to get your hopes up. We all know where unrealistic expectations lead...