Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures are set to produce a live-action feature film adaptation of the critically acclaimed anime Your Name.
Your Name follows a teenage boy and girl from different backgrounds who discover they can swap bodies. They become desperate to cross space and time to find a way to meet and stop an impending disaster. The 2016 smash hit written and directed by visionary anime director Makoto Shinkai became the highest grossing anime of all time at the worldwide box office, managing a global take of $335 million.
Both companies will work in tandem with Toho Co., Ltd. and producer of the original film Genki Kawamura to bring the live-action version to fruition. Kawamura will produce alongside JJ Abrams and Lindsey Weber of Bad Robot. Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival) has been tapped to write the script. Toho will distribute in the new film Japan.
Yoshishige Shimatani, CEO of Toho Co., Ltd. released a statement expressing his excitement to be bringing a live-action take of Your Name to the silver screen:
“We are excited to collaborate with an extremely talented team in Hollywood. And to create with them a live action version of the iconic Japanese film Your Name.”
Kawamura also released a statement sharing his enthusiasm to be working on the picture with Abrams and Heisserer:
“Just like in the film it feels like a dream. Mr. Abrams and his team have captivated audiences in their masterful reinvention of known properties. And Mitsuha and Taki have found a perfect narrator, Mr. Heisserer, to tell their sci-fi infused love story, which gave the film such drive. The meetings so far have been creatively stimulating with fantastic ideas that no doubt will make for a great movie. I am greatly honored to work with these incredible creators in bringing to audiences the Hollywood live action version of Your Name.”
As of now, the live-action adaptation of Your Name does not have a release date. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Your Name as we learn it.
6 Superheroes Who Deserve Animated Shows
One of the greatest tools in the craft of filmmaking is the often overlooked art of animation. Animation is a tool that can bring any drawable creation to life in vibrant ways without the limitations of a budget or having to find a way to pull something off in real life. Animation can be as far out and unhinged as it wants to be.
The art of the comic book is very similar to that of animation. Comics often show heroes doing things that could never happen in the real world. As much as live action can capture a lot of these moments, animation allows for much more freedom. Animated superhero shows have been popular for quite some time now, and some have even received critical acclaim for their depiction of comic book characters and honoring the source material.
With all this in mind, I decided to write about 6 heroes who deserve their own animated shows. Click Next to get started!