Netflix has yet another live-action adaptation in the works, and this time it’s the hit anime series My Hero Academia.
This upcoming live-action adaptation was revealed recently, with details being shared by The Hollywood Reporter. Specifically, this upcoming My Hero Academia movie will be an English-language production, with Joby Harold (writer of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Army of the Dead) being tapped to write the screenplay.
Meanwhile, directing the film is Shinsuke Sato, the director of Netflix’s Alice in Borderland series which is set to release its second season this month.
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Netflix is no stranger to live-action adaptations of popular anime. For instance, the streaming giant produced a Death Note live-action film a few years ago. And just last year, Netflix released the live-action Cowboy Bebop series. Despite being heavily promoted, the series likely didn’t hit its targets as it was quickly canceled just under three weeks after its premiere.
It’s fair to say that Netflix’s live-action anime adaptation track record isn’t the best right now. Given this, it’ll be interesting to see if they finally hit their stride with their next slate of projects. Aside from this My Hero Academia live-action film, Netflix is also working on a One Piece live-action TV series.