'Naruto' live-action film adaptation is in the works

Attention, Naruto fans! You can soon watch the famous anime’s live-action adaptation as it finally has a confirmed writer.

According to a Variety report, the beloved manga and anime series is set to head to big screens for its live-action adaptation under Lionsgate. It will be written by Tasha Hao, who also helmed Red Sonja and the animated version of Tomb Raider.

This comes almost a decade since it was first reported, with Michael Gracey signed to direct the project. He will be joined by Avi Arad and Ari Arad who will serve as producers and Lionsgate’s Erik Feig, Geoff Shaveitz, and Kelly O’Malley.

More details, including its cast and release date, are yet to be unveiled.

Naruto is a long-running anime released in 2002 based on a manga written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, which was released in 1999. It also had an animated sequel titled Naruto: Shippuden released in 2007. It follows the story of the young, outgoing ninja who aspires to be the next Hokage of their village while also striving to find his peers, especially during his pre-teen years.

It also has a spin-off series dubbed Boruto, which follows the story of Boruto Uzumaki who aspires to follow the journey of his father, Naruto, in becoming a powerful ninja.

 

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