Your Name: the live-action version will be directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada

Carlos Lopez Estrada takes over the controls of the live-action film based on Your Name.

Originally directed by Marc Webb (Mary, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Amazing Spiderman) in 2019 then by Lee Isaac Chung (Minari, Munyurangabo, Abigail Harm, Lucky Life) in 2020, the Mexican director Carlos Lopez Estrada (Raya and the Last Dragon, Blindspotting, Summertime, Legion) now takes the direction of the film adaptation in live-action from the Japanese animated film Your Name and writes the new screenplay. The initial version was written by screenwriter Eric Heisserer. Note that JJ Abrams of Bad Robot will produce Your Name with Hollywood sauce alongside Hannah Minghella and Jon Cohen, with Genki Kawamura.

The live-action film aimed to westernize the premise of a teenage boy and girl swapping bodies against the backdrop of a natural disaster. While it’s unclear if Carlos Lopez Estrada will be working on the same idea, it was set to follow a young Native American woman living in a rural area and a young man from Chicago who discover that they magically and intermittently switch bodies. When disaster threatens to upend their lives, they must travel to meet each other and save their worlds.

A trailer for the animated film Your Name

The original movie Your Name, directed by Makoto Shinkai, has proven to be one of the biggest entertainment hits of recent years, grossing $380 million worldwide. It also helped kick off an anime boom at the box office, with Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Demon Slayer Mugen Train and Weathering With You collectively grossing $900 million.