Hollywood is getting more and more interested in adapting anime into live-action, and the latest one seems to be for Makoto Shinkai’s hit your name. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams are teaming up to adapt the bestselling anime movie.

Abrams’ own Bad Robot will be producing the live-action adaptation, together with Lindsey Weber. Genki Kawamura, the producer of the original 2016 film, has also been listed as one of the movie’s producers. As for its scripts, the Oscar-nominated Eric Heisserer will be writing it.

Paramount and Bad Robot will work with Toho for the project’s development, with Toho distributing it in Japan. Shinkai himself commented on the movie, and said that because the original anime movie is a “film created with the innate imaginations of a Japanese team and put together in a domestic medium”, the Hollywood adaptation might bring “new possibilities that we had been completely unaware of”. He then added that he looks forward to it.

More details about this new live-action Hollywood adaptation will be revealed in the days to come.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter and Screen Daily


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