Netflix has become the home for the upcoming live-action adaptation of My Hero Academia. Diversity be the first to report.
Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi, upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Beasts) is writing the screenplay for the film, which is directed and executive produced by Shinsuke Sato. Sato has directed several live-action anime and manga adaptations, including The Princess Blade, Gantz, I Am a Hero, Bleach, Inuyashiki, and Kingdom.
There is no news regarding casting. Legendary Entertainment is producing.
The hugely popular superhero anime has so far spanned three movies, six seasons (the most recent one just started in october). card games, a variety of video games, and adaptive theater. My Hero Academia is written by Kōhei Horikoshi.
A synopsis of the series reads: “What would the world be like if 80% of the population manifested superpowers called Quirks? Heroes and villains would fight it everywhere! Become heroic means learning how to use your powers, but where do you go to go to school Hero academy, of course you do! no capacity?”
Earlier this year, Netflix also supported a live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga Death Note.
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