Back in 2002, we noted that Crystal Sky had signed a deal with Namco to create a movie based around the Pac-Man franchise. In what had to be the stupidest piece of videogame IP acquisition of all time, a movie was slated for release in 2007.
"There is no other game title bigger than Pac-Man," said the Crystal Sky's president Steven Paul at the time. "From children to their parents, Pac-Man is a name everyone knows and loves." Quite.
Well you?ll be pleased to know that the movie now has an assigned director. Gil Kenan, notable for nothing aside from looming teen comedy horror Monster House, has signed up, leaving only two important questions remaining.
What the fuck could a Pac-Man movie be about and who smoked enough crack to be duped by a Japanese games company into handing over cash for the rights?
We'll bring you updates as we get them.