Lights, Camera, Action! Anime gets live-action adaptations?

With every popular anime, there is someone out there plotting to make a live action movie adaptation. Not one, but two popular series might be on the horizon on getting a live-action adaptation. Last week, movie company announced that they want to do a live-action movie based on Kohei Horikoshi’s Shonen Jump manga My Hero Academia. There’s not much information yet, but it is mentioned that Alex Garcia (Spanish Actor) and Pacific Rim: Uprising writer and producer Jay Ashenfelter will be involved with the project and Ryosuke Yoritomi will be the producer representing the movie in Japan.

Besides My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan will be getting the same treatment as well. Announced yesterday, Warner Bros wants to do a live-action movie of Hajime Isayama’s manga Attack on Titan. It’s confirmed that the director involved with this Hollywood movie will be Andy Muschietti who previously directed the the 2017 horror movie IT.

Source:

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2018/10/24/my-hero-academia-live-action-hollywood-film-planned-at-legendary

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2018/10/29-1/hollywood-live-action-adaptation-of-attack-on-titan-on-deck-from-warner-bros

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6 thoughts on “Lights, Camera, Action! Anime gets live-action adaptations?

  1. I love Attack on Titan…as an anime. I honestly don’t think that this is suitable for a live action film. The two Japanese versions, though not the worst I’ve seen, certainly weren’t very good either. So, I pretty much doubt that an American version is going to do any better. But…I guess we’ ll see 😊

    • I like the anime too and I am worried how Hollywood plans to recapture the action and violence of this anime. I haven’t seen the Japanese films yet, but I heard from Shay from Anime Reviewer Girl that they are a hit and miss. I am curious about the casting however. 🙂

  2. We’ll see how this one turns out. I have no hopes because I just don’t think AoT is suited for live action. It works great on anime but not live actions if the Japanese ones are anything to go by.

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