Naruto is headed for the silver screen! US studio Lionsgate, have confirmed they are set to produce a live-action NARUTO film, with Michael Gracey in line to direct.
“The development of the project doesn’t come entirely as a surprise, as popular manga series have proved tempting fodder in Hollywood. The Guest director Adam Wingard is currently working on the long-gestating Death Note adaptation for Warner Bros., while Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost in The Shell, which Arad is also producing, is moving forward at Paramount with Rupert Sanders directing.” – Read more about the project here.
With over 200 million copies in print, Naruto has become the third highest-selling manga in history, generating an avid fan-base worldwide. Originally starting out as a manga, the property has since been adapted into an unbelievably popular anime series. The series spawned ten feature films, with an eleventh, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, set for release in U.S, UK, France, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and more soon!
How do you feel about a live-action Naruto? Who do you think should be cast in the film?