Variety is reporting that Paramount, Bad Robot and Toho have enlisted Carlos López Estrada to rewrite and direct the live-action remake of the your name. anime film. The initial version of the script was written by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer.
In this re-imagined version, two teenagers 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.
In July 2021, it was reported that Lee Isaac Chung was no longer directing the live-action remake of your name. due to “scheduling conflicts.” It had been reported that Chung was 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 are producing the new film. Abrams and Lindsey Weber from Bad Robot are credited as producers alongside Genki Kawamura, the original film’s producer. Toho will handle distribution of the film in Japan, while Paramount will release the film in the United States and all other international territories.