First announced in 2018, Legendary revealed they were producing a live-action film adaptation of the manga series My Hero Academia. Until now, there have been few updates on the project, but it seems progress is finally being made. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Japanese filmmaker Shinsuke Sato has been tapped to direct the film.
My Hero Academia follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born into a world of superpowered individuals with no powers of his own. Despite this, he dreams of one day becoming a hero himself and is chosen by All Might, Japan’s greatest hero, to inherit his powers. Midoriya then must face a number of challenges as he makes new friends and encounters a number of enemies at the prestigious school for heroes, U.A.
Beginning publication in 2014, My Hero Academia was created by Kohei Horikoshi and serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. The series has garnered worldwide acclaim and inspired a number of spin-off manga, a massively successful anime series, three animated films, and games. In 2019 the series won the Harvey Award for Best Manga and, as of April 2021, has over 50 million copies in circulation worldwide.
Sato will make his English-language debut with the film. He is well known for a number of anime and manga adaptations including the critically acclaimed Japanese feature film Kingdom and Netflix’s Alice in Borderland series.
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