Sony Pictures has tapped the co-writers of Venom to pen a feature film adaptation of the One Punch Man manga series.
In 2019, Japanese artist ONE published the first One Punch Man webcomic and the title quickly went viral before amassing 7.9 million hits in June 2012. Now, Variety reports Sony is developing a live-action feature film based on the One Punch Man manga with Venom co-writers Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner on board to write the screenplay.
The outlet reports that insiders say Sony is “very high” on the One Punch Man property due to its popularity and potential as a new cinematic franchise for the studio. The project will be produced by Avi Arad and Ari Arad of Arad Productions.
In addition to their work on Sony’s Venom, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner also co-wrote the new Jumanji films for the studio. The duo’s television credits include episodes of Fringe, Alias, Zoo, and more.
One Punch Man centers on the journey of a hero named Saitama, a man who is capable of defeating any foe with a single punch. However, his powerful ability leaves him bored by the lack of any real challenges in his fight against evil and he seeks to find a worthy opponent who can restore his thrill for battle.
The manga was previously adapted into a critically acclaimed anime TV series. The One Punch Man property has also made the jump to video and mobile games.
Are you interested in seeing a One Punch Man film from Sony and the writers of Venom? Are you familiar with the property? Can a feature film live up to the previous versions of the manga? Let us know in the comments section below and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the project as it develops.