Per Deadline, 2016 breakout anime hit ‘Kimi No Nawa’ (English: ‘Your Name‘) is officially getting the live-action treatment by Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abram’s studio ‘Bad Robot‘.
ICYDK, or been living under a weeb-less rock, ‘Kimi No Nawa’ centers around two teenagers that can mysteriously swap bodies on any given day.
Without giving away too many spoilers, it’s a real tearjerker that’s touched audiences to the tune of $290M in worldwide gross – beating Studio Ghibli’s ‘Spirited Away‘ as the highest-grossing anime film of all time.
Despite the project being in hiatus for a while, we’re officially set to see Cannes’ ‘Munyurangabo’ Lee Isaac Chung helming the movie after ‘500 Days Of Summer‘ director Mark Webb left the project earlier this year.
Details of the upcoming live adaption are scarce, but the first draft was apparently supposed to have a ‘Western viewpoint‘ from the original plot. So we’re thinking it’ll be set in New York instead of Tokyo, and the pair living in entirely different classes but still being tied by fate – and yes, we’re kidding.
Despite the original Western takeover, we could see Chung’s new direction taking more inspo from its Asian roots.
Either way, let’s hope the magic’s still there