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“Mega Man: The Fan Film” Unleashed May 7

3 May 2010

We’ve seen excellent fan films before – take The Hunt for Gollum or Dead End (Batman x Alien x Predator) – but this, I don’t know what to think of. Filmmaker Eddie Lebron will be releasing his take on the video game franchise, Mega Man. For those who aren’t aware of the series’ plot line (meaning everybody – I just remember “side scroller with blue helmet guy”), the fan film’s synopsis has this to say:

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. 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. 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.

It’s not just another one of those hilarious one-shot trailers. This time they went all the way – hell, there’s a wonderfully composed OST and endearing CGI, to boot. I’m glad they decided to play it straight – the seriousness of the performances and the extent of the work done on this film might mean we have an enjoyable film on our hands. Whether it’s enjoyed in the way they’d like us to enjoy it, I just can’t tell yet.

Mega Man: The Fan Film will be available to watch at ScrewAttack on May 7.

See the trailer below:

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