Contradiction Films, and video game developer Comcept will develop a Mighty No.9 live action feature-length project for digital platforms. This announcement comes on the heels of Deep Silver’s and Comcept’s award-winning performance at E3 and in anticipation of Deep Silver’s release of the new Mighty No.9 game in the Americas on September 15, 2015, and worldwide on September 18, 2015.
It’s not the first time that Inafune will work with Legendary Digital and Contradiction. They previously worked on Dead Rising: Watchtower, based on the obvious Dead Rising games, which is available to watch on Crackle.
“Legendary Digital and Contradiction have carved out a unique niche for ourselves, developing video game IP into successful feature-length and series content for digital platforms the world over,” said Greg Siegel, Legendary Digital Media’s Senior Vice President, Development and Production. “We are honored to have another opportunity to translate Inafune’s immersive worlds, engaging characters and action-packed gameplay into a live action project for video game fans and fans of streaming video alike.”
“We are thrilled to be working with the great Inafune-san on Mighty No.9 and feel so fortunate that the Legendary Digital team shares a common vision for the live action adaptation of this very special video game,” said Tomas Harlan, partner at Contradiction.
“The announcement that Legendary Digital is collaborating with Contradiction and comcept on creating a live action project based on Mighty No.9 is really amazing, not only for myself and the rest of the team at comcept who worked on the game, but also for all the fans who have supported the project,” said Keiji Inafune, comcept’s CEO. “This collaboration will give our creation the ability to reach people all over the world. Thanks to all of your support, we have fulfilled another one of our dreams,” Inafune added.
Mighty No.9 follows the adventures of an android named Beck, unit “NO. 9” in a team of ten combat robots named “Mighty Numbers.” When a computer virus strikes, attacking his fellow robots as well as machines around the world, Beck is the only one in his line of androids not to be infected. With the help of his best friend Call, Beck must find the villain responsible for the virus while fighting off his fellow robots who have gone rogue along the way.
After leaving Capcom in 2010, Inafune launched Comcept Inc. where he would launch a new game, Mighty No.9, through Kickstarter. Funded entirely by fans, Inafune’s wildly successful Kickstarter campaign raised over $4 million, eclipsing its goal by 465% and making it one of the most successful video game campaigns in Kickstarter history.