It’s time to go to U.A. High School as Netflix scored the rights to Legendary’s currently-in-development live-action adaptation of Shueisha’s popular manga and anime My Hero Academia.
The manga, created by Kohei Horikoshi, revolves around Izuku “Deku” Midoraya, a high school student who lacks a “quirk”, a superpower usually given through genetics. When his idol All-Might, who is an instructor at the school, begins to show signs of possibly losing his powers, he transfers his powers unto Deku, and soon the young student’s dreams slowly begin to become a reality.
Shinsuke Sato, who directed the live-action adaptations of Bleach and Gantz, will make his English-language debut on the film with Alex Garcia, Jay Ashenfelter, and Shueisha’s Ryosuke Yoritomi producing. It was announced that Joby Harold will be scripting the film.
More as this develops…