Legendary Pictures to Produce My Hero Academia Live-Action Film

Several news outlets have announced that a live-action film adaptation of the My Hero Academia franchise is in the works at Legendary Pictures. The project will be overseen by Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter for Legendary Pictures. Whereas, Ryosuke Yoritomi will oversee the project for Shueisha, who is the publisher of the manga. In addition, the film will be distributed by Toho in Japan.

 

The Hollywood Reporter provided a description for the project.

Legendary is producing a feature film based on the property, which takes place in a world where 80 percent of people have developed powers, known as quirks. One boy, who has no quirks of his own, obsessively follows the heroes who have emerged, though not everyone uses their powers for good. Although he has no powers of his own, the boy risks his life to save his friend, earning him attention from the world’s greatest hero.

 

For those who are not aware, My Hero Acadamia first launched in 2014 and is created by Kohei Horikoshi. The manga has also been adapted into an anime that currently spans three seasons, and a feature length film; a fourth season is currently in production, but it does not have an intended premiere date scheduled. In North America, the series is dubbed and distributed by Viz Media, as well as currently airs on Adult Swim’s Toonami block. Whereas, in regards to the live-action adaption, no other details have been confirmed at this time, so please stay tuned for further updates.

 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline

 

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