Castlevania Show's Adi Shankar Says He'd 'Love to Do' an R-Rated Mega Man Film

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Producer Adi Shankar is currently working on the upcoming Castlevania animated series for Netflix, but he's also been recently discussing other video game adaptations he'd like to make.

Shankar said in an interview with gaming website WWG on April 10 he would "love to do" an R-rated live-action film based on CAPCOM's Mega Man franchise.

The producer also said he would also like to tackle an animated version of Konami's Contra franchise, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone voicing the main characters, and playing on "the sci-fi elements found in the international versions of the game." He also expressed an interest in the Metal Gear franchise, but added, “I hope Metal Gear never transitions into a live action project. The suits would lobotomize the character for the sake of mindless consumerism.”

In a separate interview with Polygon in February, Shankar said his next big project after his work on the Castlevania series would be on an animated R-rated reimagining of the first three seasons of Power Rangers. Shankar said he is working on a script and is looking to launch the project in the next 18 months. Shankar produced a 14-minute short film based on Power Rangers with director Joseph Kahn in 2015 as part of his "Bootleg Universe" series, although the video was temporarily pulled from streaming due to a copyright claim from Saban.

Dentsu Entertainment USA and DHX are developing a new 26-episode Mega Man animated television series, which will premiere in Cartoon Network in 2018 or later.

Shankar's Castlevania series premieres on Netflix this year.

Source: WWG (Robert Workman) via IndieWire

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