Deadline has reported that Marc Webb is directing the planned live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s your name. anime film. In addition, Deadline also provided a description of the new film’s plot:
A young Native American woman living in a rural area and a young man from Chicago discover they are magically and intermittently swapping bodies. When a disaster threatens to upend their lives, they must journey to meet and save their worlds.
Paramount Pictures and J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions is producing the new film. Abrams and Lindsey Weber from Bad Robot are credited as producers 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 the original film’s producer TOHO, who will distribute the new film in Japan.
Heisserer earlier stated that the Japanese rights holders requested a Westernized take on the source material:
“They stated if they wanted a Japanese live-action version, they would just do it themselves. But they want to see it through the lens of a western viewpoint.”