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Hollywood Live-Action Film of 'Kimi no Na wa.' Announced

by Vindstot
Sep 27, 2017 10:54 PM | 136 Comments
A live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.) anime film has been announced to be produced by Paramount Pictures and American production company Bad Robot on Wednesday. J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Lindsey Weber from Bad Robot will be producing the film, along with the original film's producer Genki Kawamura. Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival) will compose the script. The two companies are collaborating with Toho on the production, the company that produced the original film, who will also handle the film's distribution in Japan.

Since its premiere in Japan in August 2016, Kimi no Na wa. has become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the second-highest grossing Japanese film, and the second highest-grossing anime film; with a box office revenue of more than $355 million. The film won the Best Animated Film award in the 71st Mainichi Film Awards earlier this year, and was nominated for the Animation of the Year award in the 40th Japanese Academy Prize in March.

Source: Eiga Natalie, Deadline

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If they make it as good Fault in the Stars then there's a chance but knowing Hollywood they'll butcher this and put in someone else's interpretation with artistic "freedom" the next thing you realize it's a totally different movie. There's also a huge chance this will be used as a means to push political agendas SJW would take advantage off.

Oct 28, 2018 5:36 AM by Janethan23

It hurts to say but they are most probably going to ruin it like they did Death Note. Because of these dumb ripoffs people get a wrong impression about Anime :(

Apr 22, 2018 2:20 AM by StrongManxD

If Battle Angel Alitia bombs, I'm assuming this will be canceled.

Apr 21, 2018 9:38 AM by malvarez1

I honestly don’t get why people keep on making these live action adaptions. I can’t think of a single one that was well recieved by fans or even casual movie goers. Just leave this work of art alone Hollywood.

Apr 18, 2018 7:03 PM by Parzival88

Hollywood seems to never learn...

Apr 18, 2018 1:20 PM by Stefannofornari

Botan-Chan45 said:
It's going to be garbage. WHY AMERICA OR HOLLYWOOD. Just stop already.

Yeah, I agree they should stop ruin a amazing work of art. Live action movies are always bad, I watched live action movie of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and it sucked.

Apr 11, 2018 8:23 AM by opethian999

It's going to be garbage. WHY AMERICA OR HOLLYWOOD. Just stop already.

Mar 31, 2018 9:47 AM by Botan-Chan45

i am not really looking forward to it. but i'm interested to see how exaclty they'll adapt it into a love action movie.

Mar 30, 2018 7:46 PM by aybekay

So the next good story will be JJed. Fortunately, no one can force me to watch this. Not even someone with a gun!

Mar 27, 2018 3:45 AM by Mikarion

It's a no from me...

Mar 5, 2018 11:05 PM by Nicolas_Festing

Eventhough i'm positive it'll be bad, I still hope that it'll be good

Feb 19, 2018 5:48 AM by renOsama799

I'm afraid of this. I'M AFRAID OF THIS!

Seriously, I think if this was directed by best Japanese director then I could sleep well. But no... it's gonna be Hollywood and directed by J. J. Abrams who is gonna rape an amazing story.

Feb 16, 2018 11:52 AM by opethian999

Holo-san said:
Aaaaand it's gonna end up like death note, ghost in the shell and dragonball... Please staaaap
I mean yeah those were all pretty hideous, but you can't say that at least DB:E and DN were not pretty unintentionally funny.

Dec 22, 2017 3:44 PM by TheGreatLoliKing

It's a coin flip. It has all the elements of a good adaptation but it needs strong actors who can do the body swap and fantastic cinematography. I'm not knocking it.

Dec 22, 2017 7:34 AM by Stripes

I am really scared of this... Especially after Netflix's "Death Note" , really really hope they won't destory one of the greatest anime films of all time...

tbh though... I don't have high expectations

Dec 22, 2017 2:48 AM by Achilliad

atleast in can be good if its mwde by same voice actors by japanese director , actors and in japan but wtf is this shit

Dec 21, 2017 7:45 PM by kawaiihachikuji

Man.. why do they always have to go and destroy a masterpiece. Fucking numbnuts... They don't understand a thing even after Netflix screwed with deathnote big time.
As if this wasn't enough.. I heard that a live action series is going to be made on One Piece......Kamisamaaaaaaa!!!!....

Dec 3, 2017 12:00 PM by Mugiwara1411

This might be good if done right (which is a low chance). I don't doubt they whitewash this either, the names will likely be changed and so will the story for localization purposes.

Nov 10, 2017 11:38 AM by Raiden

I hope that the movie will not disappoint us.It is difficult to turn anime into film.There are many things like the scenery in live action movie may not be as good as compared to the original anime.The feelings and experience will be different too.However,i did hope that the live action film will be as good as the original.

Nov 10, 2017 8:14 AM by MashiroKirisaki

why do people feel the need to live action successful animated series? Live action doesn't make everything better ugg.

Nov 5, 2017 5:56 PM by hazarddex

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