Great, Your Name Is Getting A Live-Action Remake

Your Name, which is not only a very good movie but also the highest-grossing anime feature of all time, is being given the live-action treatment by J.J. Abrams' Hollywood studio.

As Screen Daily report, Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot are behind the project, with Abrams, Lindsey Weber and Genki Kawamura (producer of the anime) producing. Eric Heisserer (Arrival) is writing, while the original film's distributors Toho will also be helping out (and releasing the movie in Japan).

"The meetings so far have been creatively stimulating with fantastic ideas that no doubt will make for a great movie," Kawamura says in a statement. "I am greatly honoured to work with these incredible creators in bringing to audiences the Hollywood live action version of Your Name."

Given Hollywood's recent track record in handling Japanese film, fans would be forgiven for being less enthusiastic.


    prob set in New York and staring 2 A list Actors featuring many lens flares

    oh well, nothing can be as bad as DBZ so yay?

    If by great you really mean "oh god, why? Why can't you make something original? Why?" Then yes, great.

    I like how some producer from Toho is the Japanese side of arranging this, not, you know, the guy who wrote and directed it.

    I don't know how or why this is happening. Your Name was a gorgeously animated film that was set in such a beautiful and realistic environment of Japan, enriched with its culture. I think if they make a Western, live action adaption of Your Name, it's just going to take away what made the film so great to begin with.

    If they had the sense of just taking the story and making an adaptation or "inspired from" film with a different name, I'd support it 100%..

    If they just attempt to remake it and use the same name to try and piggyback of the the original materials popularity, then screw this shit...

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