One of the highest earning anime films of recent is the spectacular film Your Name (Kimi no Na wa in Japan) by Makoto Shinkai. So it would really come as no surprise that a live action Hollywood adaptation is currently in the works.
Paramount Pictures along with J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions are producing the film alongside the original producer of the movie Genki Kawamura.
Additionally, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer will be writing the script and producer TOHO will distribute the film to Japan.
“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,” Toho CEO Yoshishige Shimatani said.
Kawamura tells in a statement:
“The meetings so far have been creatively stimulating with fantastic ideas that no doubt will make for a great movie”, Kawamura says in a statment. “I am greatly honoured to work with these incredible creators in bringing to audiences the Hollywood live action version of Your Name.”
Regarding the new film, he said: “Your Name is a film created with the innate imaginations of a Japanese team and put together in a domestic medium. When such a work is imbued with Hollywood filmmaking, we may see new possibilities that we had been completely unaware of. I am looking forward to the live-action film with excited anticipation.”
He added: “Until I met with the people from Bad Robot, I thought this was just a dream, but it seems it’s the real thing now. I can’t think of a better team to bring your name. to a rebirth than J. J. Abrams and his team. And Arrival, which Eric Heisserer wrote, was one of the most moving sci-fi films I’ve seen in recent years. I believe that Eric will depict the climax of your name., which mixes science fiction and a love story, in the best possible way.”
The original film debuted in Japan last August 2016, becoming the second highest Japanese and anime movie of all time.
Thanks to screendaily.com