It appears that Sony may have found a director to helm their upcoming live-action One Punch Man film. According to Daniel Richtman, Jake Kasdan is in early talks to direct the feature.
In recent years, 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 that 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, having received nominations for an Eisner and a Harvey award. Since that time, One Punch Man has spawned an anime and several video games.
Kasdan is best known for directing Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and its sequel Jumanji: The Next Level. Most recently, he directed an episode of Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. for Disney+.
It was previously reported that actor Henry Golding was being eyed to star in the film as Saitama. Since then, there have been no updates on casting for the project, but now that a director is in talks, it seems the process will begin progressing.
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