Sony Pictures may have just delayed Venom 2, but the studio is developing a live action film adaptation of the popular manga One-Punch Man, with a script from the writers of the original Venom film. can’t wait to add another major franchise to their library. The film One-Punch Man will be written Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who also wrote Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in 2017 and its sequel in 2019. Avi and Ari Arad will serve as producers.
There is currently no release date for One-Punch Man, nor any word on the directors or the potential actors. Created by the Japanese artist ONE, One-Punch Man tells the story of Saitama, a superhero powerful with the ability to defeat any opponent with a single punch. Bored by his flawless battle record, Saitama embarks on a quest to find an opponent capable of challenging him. The series debuted as an online comic book in 2009 before moving to Shueisha Young Jump Next magazine in 2012. The manga has already been adapted into a popular animated series and several video games, including the recent One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows.
One-Punch Man is Hollywood’s latest attempt to adapt a popular manga / anime franchise, but there are many other live anime adaptations. One of them is the perpetually troubled remake of Akira, which can no longer be directed by Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi.
Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop live action series recently encountered its own issues. The series was suspended after star John Cho was injured on set.To learn more about the world of anime, check out IGN’s picks for the best anime series of the past decade.
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