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.

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?

 

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