iHollywood is taking another crack at a live-action anime adaptation. According to Variety, Sony is working on a film based on the One Punch Man manga series.
One Punch Man has become a household in Japan and around the world. It follows the story of Saitama, a superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch but seeks to find a worthy opponent after growing bored by a lack of challenges in his fight against evil.
Originating as a webcomic in 2009, the series moved to print in 2012 and saw worldwide sales of over 30 million copies. The series has been met with critical acclaim as well, having received nominations for an Eisner and a Harvey award. Since then, One Punch Man has spawned an anime and several video games.
Variety reports that the property is very high on Sony’s priorities, given the series popularity and the possibility of another franchise for the studio.
The writers of Sony’s Venom, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, are set to pen the script for the adaptation. Avi Arad and Ari Arad will be producing the film under Arad Productions.
Currently, there has been no public discussion of who would star, but given the studio’s interest in the project, fans can expect to hear more about the film soon.
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