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Columbia Pictures Produces 'Made in Abyss' Hollywood Live-Action Film

by DatRandomDude
Jun 25, 4:36 PM | 89 Comments
Entertainment news outlet Deadline reported on Friday that Akihito Tsukushi's Made in Abyss manga is in the early stages of being adapted into a Hollywood live-action film by Columbia Pictures. Sony, Vertigo Entertainment, and actor Masi Oka (Death Note Netflix live-action) are on board as producers.

Kevin McMullen (Low Tide, First Harvest) will be directing and penning the screenplay of the adaptation. Vertigo Entertainment and Oka worked together in the past to produce the Netflix live-action film adaptation of Death Note and are currently working on a Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland) Western live-action film. Masi Oka is also working on a Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) and Akira live-action film.

Synopsis
The Abyss, a hole of unprecedented depth—one young girl and a robot brave its dangers to find the truth.

The town of Orth is a special one, as it is built around the edges of the massive Abyss, a wonder which has never been fully explored. Those who venture too far down never return, but those brave enough to traverse its territories are known as "Cave Raiders" and are heralded as legends. Within this town lives a young girl called Riko, the child of one of the most famous Cave Raiders of all time who disappeared on an expedition many years ago.

One day, Riko's life changes when she meets a strange robot called Regu, who seems to appear from within the Abyss. Believing this to be a sign from her mother stuck at the bottom of the Abyss, Riko descends into its depths with Regu, ready to confront all the dangers within it. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Tsukushi began serializing the adventure fantasy manga on the Web Comic Gamma website in October 2012. Takeshobo will ship the tenth volume on July 29. Made in Abyss has a cumulative 3.33 million copies of its volumes in circulation.

Kinema Citrus adapted the manga into a 13-episode television anime in Summer 2017. The Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei (Dawn of the Deep Soul) sequel anime film premiered last January. A second anime season is currently in production for a 2022 airing.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime series in North America and released the first season on home video in October 2018. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga in English in July 2017 and shipped the ninth volume on March 30.

Source: Deadline

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20 of 89 Comments Recent Comments

Wow, I'm hyped. Looking forward to this.


(says a parallel version of myself)

Jul 31, 6:35 AM by theDEMYSTIFier

Never watched live adaptations and don't plan, Japanese one can be good (from what i saw on trailers and heard from others) even if i prefer 2D, but Hollywood/Netflix ones are just crappy shit.

Jul 30, 8:05 PM by LICK_IT_GOOD

Ahh can't wait the scene of Mitty's destroyed, nanachi's shy voice and Reg fight with bondrewd, but the whole animation should be perfect too

Jul 29, 10:57 AM by NiiAsobo

this is gonna be such a dumpster fire and will ruin the manga's and anime's reputation for people who don't know it.
i wonder how much of the story the movie is gonna cover...
also, they're probably gonna cast riko and regu as like 25yo actors, :/

Jul 20, 9:25 AM by featfox

Straight out of what the fuck for 5,000 please, this is more unexpected than the DOTA anime for me. Also, I'm almost certain this will turn out to be the same result as Avatar the Last Airbender live action. Dogshit child actors with dogshit writing.

Jul 12, 4:34 PM by 166points

Should I have my hopes up or should I expect another Death note live-action...?

Jul 10, 10:10 AM by Tekakurika

I can't wait to watch this. Illegally, of course. There's no way I'd pay for this crap. But it's going to be one hell of a dumpster fire.

Jul 5, 6:59 PM by DmonHiro

Agelastus said:
Stars-Soul said:

I remember I enjoyed the japanese live-action adaptations of anohana and assassination classroom. But I watched them a really long time ago, so don't blame me if I'm wrong


I'm going to watch them and I'm holding you personally responsible for my level of enjoyment!

thx for recommendations


Ohh no, what am I gonna do~
But do tell me how you liked them, in a pm or something like that

Jul 3, 4:16 PM by Stars-Soul

Stars-Soul said:
Agelastus said:
I avoid live action adaptations of anime like a plague because few that I've seen were horrible.

Does anyone here know a good live action adaptation (if there are any), I would be willing to give it a shot

I remember I enjoyed the japanese live-action adaptations of anohana and assassination classroom. But I watched them a really long time ago, so don't blame me if I'm wrong


I'm going to watch them and I'm holding you personally responsible for my level of enjoyment!

thx for recommendations

Jul 3, 3:54 PM by Agelastus

Agelastus said:
I avoid live action adaptations of anime like a plague because few that I've seen were horrible.

Does anyone here know a good live action adaptation (if there are any), I would be willing to give it a shot

I remember I enjoyed the japanese live-action adaptations of anohana and assassination classroom. But I watched them a really long time ago, so don't blame me if I'm wrong

Jul 3, 3:44 PM by Stars-Soul

*starts sobbing*

Jun 28, 7:49 AM by Gildesh

Hahaha, wtf? If this ever actually comes out (which I highly doubt), it's gonna be a steaming pile of shit.

Jun 28, 6:28 AM by grandy_UiD

There's no possible way that this could end well.

Jun 27, 7:54 PM by Chimerared

Its going to be cancer 100 percent on arrival.

Jun 27, 7:30 PM by Crow_Black

Why do they have to do this to us?

Jun 27, 2:12 PM by Leo

That's a uhh, that's a bold decision. I hope they keep it mainstream-friendly and tone down on the niche elements of that show like "loli spilling noises" and "Papa's rod".

Jun 27, 6:36 AM by Auron_

seriously,I have never seen any good live-action adaptation. Rip MIA

Jun 26, 9:08 PM by OHMOHM

On a scale of average to dragon ball evolution, I think we'll be closer to the latter with this adaptation.

Jun 26, 7:26 PM by KneelBeforeMe

Everything is going to be butchered and thrown into the trash can. My expections are already extremely low, I'm just going to hope for some laughs and maybe some good visuals

Jun 26, 6:24 PM by Ball_BoB

How many colors will we see?

Jun 26, 3:54 PM by BankaiGoku

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