Live-Action One Piece Coming To Netflix, Eiichiro Oda Involved

Live-Action One Piece Coming To Netflix, Eiichiro Oda Involved
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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.

Here is a translation via Anime Trending:

Previously, we saw a live-action adaptation for a One Piece themed commercial. Are you optimistic for this Netflix version? 

Comments

  • How? Why? But seriously, how? How are they going to translate the plasticity and cartoonishness of One Piece to Live-Action? Oda’s enthusiasm is contagious but boy, do I feel apprehensive. Though the inclusion of the Luke Cage/AoS guy is kind of encouraging. He did a good job of adapting comic book superhero nonsense to the small screen (where you cannot much rely on big spectacle, as cinema does).

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