Makoto Shinkai happy with pick for Hollywood your name. director, to feature Native American girl and Chicago boy
your name. is getting a live-action Hollywood movie, and they just announced that 500 Days of Summer director, Mark Webb, will be at the helm of the project. And in a tweet, it seems that it made one very important person behind your name. very very happy. As it turns out, your name. creator, Makoto Shinkai, is a huge fan of the director. And in his tweet, he expressed his approval with the choice.
ハリウッド版『君の名は。』、監督がマーク・ウェブと発表になりました。大好きな監督です、うれしい！ 僕たちの新作も負けないようにがんばります。『天気の子』にはマーク・ウェブの『（500）日のサマー』オマージュもこっそり紛れてたりしますので笑、彼のファンの方はそんなところもお楽しみに。 https://t.co/7B8jUiRoLG
— 新海誠 (@shinkaimakoto) February 15, 2019
Shinkai admitted that he’s “so happy” and that he loves Webb’s work as a director. He also stated that he’s a fan of 500 Days of Summer, and even snuck in a little homage into his new upcoming film, “Weathering with You”.
As for the story, remember when the movie’s writer admitted that the Japanese side wanted a Western viewpoint instead of Japanese?