Progress is finally being made on Sony Pictures’ live-action One Punch Man film. According to Deadline, The Fast and Furious franchise director Justin Lin has been tapped to helm the movie.
Lin recently exited the highly anticipated Fast X citing creative differences. Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who previously worked on Jumanji: The Next Level and Venom, are set to write One Punch Man.
Originating as a webcomic in 2009 written by ONE, the series moved to print in 2012 with art from Yusuke Murata and saw worldwide sales of over 30 million copies. Following the story of Saitama, a hero who can defeat any foe with a single punch, One Punch Man explores the character’s feelings of ennui. The series has been met with critical acclaim, having received nominations for an Eisner and a Harvey award. Since then, One Punch Man has spawned an anime and several video games.
It was previously rumored 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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