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Pac-Man and Ms Pac-Man cosplayers at Comic-Con International on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

A live-action Pac-Man movie is reportedly being made by Bandai Namco Entertainment

(“Why not? Someone just made a billion dollars off of those little thumb guys who talk pure gibberish.” ) 

Yeah these little weird things

Yeah, these things 

Bandai Namco is planning a live-action Pac-Man movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sonic the Hedgehog producer Chuck Williams reportedly pitched the film to Bandai Namco.

(“Hey I made a movie about an anthropomorphic blue ball of speed that no one wanted! Now I’ll make a movie about a yellow circle that eats ghosts! And next I’ll make a Pong movie probably!!!!” )

Sonic the Hedgehog’s involvement speaks volumes about the company’s ambitions. In 2020, the film broke the US video game movie record after earning $57 million during its opening weekend. Despite the pandemic, the film went on to earn $319 million two years later. Sonic 2 surpassed its predecessor’s high watermark with a $71 million US debut two years later. Clearly, Bandai Namco would like a similar result.

(“You know what would make a great movie? MicroSoft Word!!! Haven’t you always wondered about the origin of  the Wingdings font? ✋︎ 🙵■︎□︎⬥︎ ✋︎ ♒︎♋︎❖︎♏︎✏︎✏︎✏︎”)

Of course, there have been few TV adaptations of Pac-Man. There was the 1982–1983 Hanna–Barbera animation from the 1980s, which aired on ABC, and 2013 addition to Disney XD. 
But aside from cameo appearances in movies like Pixels, nobody has yet managed to make Pac-Man the star of live-action feature.

(“Ok hear me out on this: Clippy the Movie!”)