A monster anime hit film will be getting a live-action treatment…in Hollywood.
The sci-fi drama Your Name, which was written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, had become a major hit in Japan, raking in $190 million US dollars, making it the second highest grossing animated film there, behind Hayao Miyazaki‘s Spirited Away.
The story involves two young people discover the power of swapping bodies with each other. However, when they separate and a comet is approaching, the two must find a way to find each other once again before it is too late.
Now comes word that Paramount Pictures has received the rights to a live-action treatment of the story and the team of J.J. Abrams and Eric Heisserer will be behind the screenplay. Heisserer will write the screenplay with Abrams serving as producer under his Bad Robot company with Lindsey Weber and Genki Kawamura, who produced the original anime film. Toho Company, who produced the animated film, will be co-producing the film with Paramount and Bad Robot.
More as this develops.