A live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai
's Kimi no Na wa.
) 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