• Stern
    42 months ago

    Countdown to it being dogshit like the overwhelming majority of anime live action adaptations.

  • AutoTL;DRB
    32 months ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:

    Destin Daniel Cretton, who co-wrote and directed the Marvel Studios movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has been tapped to pen and helm a live-action adaptation of the title for Lionsgate.

    The story was serialized in Japan’s popular Weekly Shonen Jump from 1999 to 2014, tracking the character’s coming-of-age, friendships, and many super-powered ninja battles.

    In that time, it became one or the world’s most popular intellectual properties, with over 250 million copies of the collected volumes sold in more than 60 countries and territories.

    “When I heard of Destin’s attachment, it happened to be right after watching a blockbuster action film of his, and I thought he would be the perfect director for Naruto,” said Kishimoto in a statement.

    In actually meeting Destin, I also found him to be an open-minded director who was willing to embrace my input, and felt strongly that we would be able to cooperate together in the production process.”

    He last directed several episodes of American Born Chinese, Disney+’s adaptation of the graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang that he also executive produced.

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