Paramount Pictures and J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions are producing a live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s your name. anime film. Abrams and Lindsey Weber from Bad Robot will produce the film alongside Genki Kawamura, the original film’s producer. Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer is writing the script. Paramount and Bad Robot will work with original producer TOHO, who will distribute the film in Japan.

Regarding the new film, Shinkai says, “your name. is a film created with the innate imaginations of a Japanese team and put together in a domestic medium. When such a work is imbued with Hollywood filmmaking, we may see new possibilities that we had been completely unaware of. I am looking forward to the live-action film with excited anticipation.”

Kawamura said in a statement, “Until I met with the people from Bad Robot, I thought this was just a dream, but it seems it’s the real thing now. I can’t think of a better team to bring your name. to a rebirth than J. J. Abrams and his team. And Arrival, which Eric Heisserer wrote, was one of the most moving sci-fi films I’ve seen in recent years. I believe that Eric will depict the climax of your name., which mixes science fiction and a love story, in the best possible way.”

Source: ANN