Mighty No. 9 hasn’t even been released yet, but already the video game is being adapted into a movie.
Legendary Digital Media (a division of Legendary, the production company behind Jurassic World) has confirmed it will collaborate with the Santa Monica-based Contradiction Films to bring the upcoming video game, Mighty No. 9, to life on the big screen (or, rather, a digital screen).
The live-action film of the same name will be distributed across digital platforms at a date that has yet to be announced.
The two companies have already produced digitally distributed video game film adaptations. Together, they produced the digital series Mortal Kombat: Legacy as well as Dead Rising: Watchtower, based on the video game franchise Dead Rising (released digitally on Crackle, the Sony-backed OTT service). Dead Rising: Watchtower was written and produced by Tim Carter, alongside co-producer Tomas Harlan, and is based on the Dead Rising game franchise, which has sold more than 7.6 million copies worldwide. The movie stars Virginia Madsen, Meghan Ory and Jesse Metcalfe.
Following the success of Dead Rising: Watchtower, Crackle ordered a sequel to the film (currently in production).
Now, Legendary and Contradiction are hoping for a similar hit with Mighty No. 9.
Mighty No. 9, the video game, will be published by Deep Silver and is designed by Keiji Inafune, a former designer at Capcom who worked on the hit franchise Megaman. Inafune started his own company, Comcept Inc., in 2014.
In 2013, Inafune (who also designed Dead Rising) first launched a crowdfunding campaign to create his game Mighty No. 9 and ended up raising more than 400% of his $900,000 goal, topping out at more than $4 million.
No release date has been set yet for the Mighty No. 9 movie. The game will be released Sept. 15 in North America and Sept. 18 worldwide.
Specific digital platforms that the movie will be released on have not yet been specified.