Hollywood Live-Action Film of Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name. Is in the Works

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Paramount Pictures and J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions have revealed that they will be producing a live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s record breaking Kimi no Na wa. (your name.) anime film. J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost) and Lindsey Weber from Bad Robot will be producing the film along with the original film’s producer Genki Kawamura. Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Arrival) will be composing the script. Paramount and Bad Robot will be collaborating with original producer TOHO, who will distribute the film in Japan.

Regarding the Hollywood live-action film, Makoto Shinkai said:

“Your Name is a film created with the innate imaginations of a Japanese team and put together in a domestic medium,” said Shinkai in a statement. “When such a work is imbued with Hollywood filmmaking, we may see new possibilities that we had been completely unaware of. I am looking forward to the live-action film with excited anticipation.”

Here is the trailer of the anime film with English subtitles:

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