Legendary Entertainment has announced that it is producing a live-action film based on Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga. Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter are overseeing the project for Legendary Entertainment, while Ryōsuke Yoritomi, the manga’s editor, will oversee the project for Shueisha. TOHO will distribute the film in Japan.
Horikoshi launched My Hero Academia in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014. VIZ Media is publishing the manga in English digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and in print.