Entertainment news sources Variety and Deadline have reported that Shinsuke Satō is directing Legendary’s Hollywood live-action film adaptation of Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga. Satō’s directing credits include the live-action Bleach, Alice in Borderland, Kingdom, Death Note Light up the NEW world, Gantz, and I am a Hero films.
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 the My Hero Academia manga series in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014. VIZ Media publishes the manga in English digitally and in print in North America. Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service also publishes the manga in English digitally.