Netflix is reportedly working on a live-action remake of the well-known anime series My Hero Academia, proving that the company will never be content to leave well enough alone.
Joby Harold, who served as executive producer for Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow, John Wick, and Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series, will pen the script for Netflix’s My Hero Academia movie, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition, Shinsuke Sato, whose past works include the live-action renditions of Inuyashiki and I Am A Hero, will make his English-language film debut with this one.
Curious to know more about My Hero Academia new movie? Here is all we know.
Everything We Know About My Hero Academia New Movie
Netflix and Legendary are producing a live-action version of the well-liked anime series “My Hero Academia.”
Job Harold (“Obi-Wan Kenobi” and “Army of the Dead”) will pen the script, and Shinsuke Sato (“Alice in Borderland”) will helm the picture. Production is being done by Legendary’s Mary Parent and Alex Garcia.
Over 65 million copies of “My Hero Academia” (print and digital) have been distributed worldwide. The stories of high school kids living in a world where 80% of people on Earth possess some form of unusual ability (referred to as a “quirk”) were written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi.
They have been published in 36 volumes since their debut in 2014. The sixth season of a television adaptation produced by Bones Inc. and TOHO Animation has just begun to premiere (with 124 episodes total).
Three theatrical films from that animation spinoff have been released: “Two Heroes” ($33 million in worldwide sales in 2018), “Heroes Rising” ($29 million in 2019), and “World Heroes’ Mission” ($41 million in 2021). This will be a throwback to a time when receiving a big live-action film indicated that your series or intellectual property had been popular.
It’s virtually the opposite in today’s IP-centric world, where studios frequently pursue achievements in other media, hoping that people will see a movie adaptation.
What Is The Plot Of My Hero Academia?
Izuku Midoriya, a “quirkless” boy who acquires the superpowers of a well-known superhero named All Might, joins UA Academy, a school for aspiring heroes, in Kohei Horikoshi’s manga My Hero Academia.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix grabbed the adaptation from Legendary Entertainment, which purchased the rights to a live-action MHA in 2018. This is how the news about Netflix’s adaptation intentions for the My Hero Academia movie came to be.
Given that the program director has experience with live-action anime adaptations and that the executive producer has worked on some entertaining American action movies, which MHA frequently draws inspiration from, the Netflix version is in capable hands.
Though, Netflix has had a poor history with its live-action renditions of well-known anime.
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