Paramount Pictures And J.J. Abrams Team Up For Hollywood "Your Name."
According to Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams via his Bad Robot banner (Alias, Lost, Star Trek, Star Wars) are teaming up to adapt hit anime movie Your Name. Oscar-nominee Eric Heisserer (Arrival) has been tapped to write a script for a live-action movie.
Also producing is Genki Kawamura, the producer of the original 2016 film. Paramount and Bad Robot will work with Toho Co., which produced the original, on the development of the project. Toho will handle distribution of the film in Japan.
“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.”