The hugely successful One Piece is making the jump from manga (and anime) to live action. Working with Tomorrow Studios, Netflix has okayed a ten-episode adaptation.
Tomorrow Studios is currently working on a live-action version of Cowboy Bebop with John Cho. That production is currently on hold after Cho injured his knee during the shoot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files) and Matt Owens (Luke Cage, Agents of SHIELD) are adapting One Piece and executive producing as well, along with Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements and Eiichiro Oda.
The famed creator wrote this comment about the upcoming project.
— Netflix Japan (@NetflixJP) January 29, 2020
Here is a translation via Anime Trending:
One Piece author Eiichiro Oda will be overseeing a live-action adaptation of One Piece on Netflix! pic.twitter.com/Obj8jsmPYV
— Anime Trending (@AniTrendz) January 29, 2020
Previously, we saw a live-action adaptation for a One Piece themed commercial. Are you optimistic for this Netflix version?