J.J. Abrams Developing Live-Action Adaptation of 'Your Name'

Another anime slated for a live-action adaptation.

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J.J. Abrams is developing a live-action adaptation of the blockbuster Japanese anime Your NameAbrams’ Bad Robot, in partner with Paramount Pictures, announced they will work with the original producers of the film for their live-action take on the story, with Toho Co. handling distribution in Japan.

The Japanese film was created, written, and directed by Makoto Shinkai. It tells the story of a teenage boy and girl from different backgrounds who discover they can swap bodies. They become desperate to cross space and time to find a way to meet and stop an impending disaster.

Yoshishige Shimatani, CEO of Toho Co. stated his excitement for the project stating:

“We are excited to collaborate with an extremely talented team in Hollywood, And to create with them a live-action version of the iconic Japanese film Your Name. Just like in the film it feels like a dream. Mr. Abrams and his team have captivated audiences in their masterful reinvention of known properties. And Mitsuha and Taki have found a perfect narrator, Mr. Heisserer, to tell their sci-fi infused love story, which gave the film such drive. The meetings so far have been creatively stimulating with fantastic ideas that no doubt will make for a great movie. I am greatly honored to work with these incredible creators in bringing to audiences the Hollywood live-action version of Your Name.”

Your Name grossed $303 million USD in Japan and held the top spot at the box office for 12 weeks. It’s also the highest-grossing Japanese film to release in China with $85.6 million USD.

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