Your Name, which is not only a very good movie but also the highest-grossing anime feature of all time, is being given the live-action treatment by J.J. Abrams’ Hollywood studio.
As Screen Daily report, Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot are behind the project, with Abrams, Lindsey Weber and Genki Kawamura (producer of the anime) producing. Eric Heisserer (Arrival) is writing, while the original film’s distributors Toho will also be helping out (and releasing the movie in Japan).
“The meetings so far have been creatively stimulating with fantastic ideas that no doubt will make for a great movie”, Kawamura says in a statment. “I am greatly honoured to work with these incredible creators in bringing to audiences the Hollywood live action version of Your Name.”
Given Hollywood’s recent track record in handling Japanese film, fans would be forgiven for being less enthusiastic.