World’s top-grossing anime film ‘Your Name’ gets live-action remake

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The 2016 Japanese anime hit ‘Your Name’ is set to have a live-action adaptation from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Japan-based Toho Co. This will be a feature presentation from Paramount Pictures and adapted by Oscar-nonimated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (‘Arrival’).

Your Name is the highest-grossing anime film in the world, earning $355.2M worldwide during its theatrical run. It was also a blockbuster hit in the Philippines when it was first released in December.

The lower-budgeted animated film Your Name tells the story of a teenage boy and girl from different backgrounds who discover they can swap bodies and become persistent to cross space and time just so they can meet and stop a foreseen disaster.

For the live-action, J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode IX) and Lindsey Weber will produce for Bad Robot, along with Genki Kawamura from the original film.

The original Japanese version was produced by Kawamura with Minami Ichikawa, Keiji Ota, and Yoshihiro Furusawa for Toho Co., Ltd. and Noritaka Kawaguchi for CoMix Wave Films serving as executive producers.

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