During the One Piece 20th Anniversary event, the manga’s staff revealed that Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga is getting a live-action Hollywood adaptation. However, unlike most Hollywood adaptations, this won’t be a movie but a full-on TV series.
Tomorrow Studios, which is a partnership between Teen Wolf producer, Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, will be producing this new TV series. This is the same studio tagged for the live-action Cowboy Bebop Hollywood TV series.
Meanwhile, the man behind One Piece also released a statement regarding the Hollywood adaptation. Here is what he said:
Oda said that in the 20 years he has worked with One Piece, the talks of a live-action adaptation always came up. Now, after plenty of twists and turns, the mangaka has now found “a good partner” to make that live-action adaptation. The statement was revealed during the 20th anniversary event, and Oda said that while he’s very happy, the day is all about One Piece’s 20th anniversary, and the announcement just coincided with the celebrations. However, he said that his condition for the live-action adaptation is that he would never betray the fans who supported him for 20 years. He then said to look forward for further announcements about the new show.
So there you have it folks, straight from Oda himself. Hopefully, the Hollywood producers listen to the condition he gave!
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