Production has officially started on the 'Mega Man' movie.

Mega Man

Mega Man

It was confirmed back in July that Capcom's beloved action platform series - which kicked off back in 1987 with the release of the first game on the Nintendo Entertainment System - was coming to the big screen courtesy of Fox and Chernin Entertainment with Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman directing and penning the script.

Actor Masayori Oka - who is to star in the big screen adventure - has now revealed that everything is going ahead on the film.

Speaking to Collider, he said: "We've just started the 'Mega Man' movie. The writer and directors are working on a script right now, and we're just in the beginning development stages of that."

Oka, 42, also revealed that due to the game's 30-year history and loyal fan base it was important that they hired people who loved the games and characters as much as those fans, and those devotees were found in Joost and Schulman.

The former 'Heroes' star said: "With manga, there's a lot of character development and it's a serialised story. With a video game, it's about game mechanics. The story might be a little bit lighter. There are definitely challenges with that, but I'm excited because our directors are big fans of the game. With anything animated, a game property, or anything IP, you want to make sure the filmmakers are huge fans because they'll show a respect for the property and understand, at the core, what makes that property great. I don't know where it's going to go yet, but I am excited about Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. They're great filmmakers and they're really big fans of Mega Man.

The original 'Mega Man' game explored the journey of a laboratory assistant android named Rock, who was created by Doctor Light with Doctor Willy acting as his assistant.

Dr. Willy turns against his superior and re-programmes Dr. Light's other robots to wreck havoc on the world, Rock makes the brave decision to be converted into a fighting robot to defend the world from Dr. Light and his evil plans, hence becoming Mega Man.