A Hollywood adaptation of Your Name is in the works but already has fans of the popular anime film worried.
According to Comicbook.com, screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Bird Box) says that the Japanese rights holders specifically want an American live-action adaptation instead of a Japanese live-action version.
“You have to find the best iteration of that story based on the fact that they want an American live-action version of the film,” Heisserer said. “They stated if they wanted a Japanese live-action version, they would just do it themselves. But they want to see it through the lens of a western viewpoint.”
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The 2016 film was very well received and outperformed iconic animated features such as Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away. While the story does have a universal appeal, it still contains elements that are rooted in Japanese culture.
Your Name follows two teenagers who discover that they have the ability to swap bodies. Despite being separated by time and space they must work together to prevent an impending disaster.
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