This is undoubtedly the best Daily Bite we've run so far. Following in the footsteps of Street Fighter: Legacy, this month sees another Capcom favourite get the fanfilm treatment as Mega Man nets himself an origins film courtesy of director Eddie Lebron. Clocking in at over an hour, this is no shabby YouTube knockoff, this is top grade stuff, which is surprising considering its humble origins. The acting is, for the most part, pretty solid (the guy playing Doctor Wily is frankly excellent), the script significantly better than a non-profit film such as this might warrant, and the entire thing results in a film that is light years ahead of anything Uwe Boll has produced. Ever. The synopsis below comes courtesy of Nerdiest Kids:
In the year 20XX, Dr. Thomas Light, a Nobel Prize winning professor in the field of Robotics, creates a series of 6 revolutionary robots entitled the “Robot Master Series DRN” in an effort to use robotics as a mean to better mankind. As a personal project, Dr. Light creates 2 androids named Roll (a female) and Rock (a male) who are made to be as human as possible from appearance to behavior. Rock and Roll are, however, also created due to Light’s goal to have the children he was never able to have. Meanwhile, after the creation of the series gains Light his Nobel Prize in Physics and notoriety, his partner and colleague, Dr. Albert Wily, grows enraged and jealous of Light’s success. Secretly, a man who wants control and power. Dr. Wily decides to reprogram and steal the robot master series to do his bidding so he can wreak havoc and gain control of the city. As Wily begins to steal more of Light’s creations, it becomes clear to him he has the resources to systemically gain more and more control in an effort to reach his ultimate goal: total world domination. With a strong sense of duty and regard for humanity, Rock volunteers to receive a battle upgrade in an effort to battle Wily’s forces, thus donning the name “Megaman”. The battle for humanity is now between Megaman and all the bots at Wily’s disposal.
Hats off to you, Mr. Lebron!