Entertainment news website Deadline has reported that director Lee Isaac Chung has left the production for the planned live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s your name. anime film.
Deadline’s report indicates that Chung left due to “scheduling conflicts,” with Paramount Pictures now seeking a replacement.
The site previously reported on Chung being attached to the film in September 2020, noting then that the director would also rewrite the film adaptation’s script based off of a draft from Emily V. Gordon. In February 2019, it had been reported that Marc Webb would be directing the film.
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. Paramount and Bad Robot will work with the original film’s producer TOHO, who will distribute the new film in Japan.