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Popular action games "Monster Hunter" and "Mega Man" will be adapted into live-action movies in Hollywood, Osaka-based video game publisher Capcom Co. announced.

The "Monster Hunter" film will be distributed in Japan by Toho Co., while the "Mega Man" film will be handled worldwide by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

The release dates have yet to be confirmed.

The "Monster Hunter" series has sold 50 million copies since the first title released in 2004. The film adaptation will be directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who also helmed the "Resident Evil" films based on another Capcom video game franchise. The story will “depict two protagonists who come from different worlds and must cooperate in fighting monsters to survive,” according to a press release by the publisher.

The “Mega Man” series has sold 32 million copies since its first release in 1987. The movie will be co-directed by Ariel Schulman, who has handled the “Paranormal Activity” horror film series. Capcom “aims to appeal to a diverse audience,” the publisher said in a separate press release.