One more time, Netflix has become the home of the upcoming live-action film adaptation, and this time around, it’s about My Hero Academia.
The film will be written by Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi, the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Beasts), who will write the script, which will be directed and produced by Shinsuke Sato, who has directed several live-action film adaptations of the manga and animeincluding The Princess Blade, Gantz, I Am a Hero, Bleach, Inuyashiki, and Kingdom.
That’s right, the popular superhero anime created by Kohei Horikoshihas so far spanned three movies, six seasons (the most recent one started in October), and as a manga, it has produced 36 volumes since 2014. Including the digital editions of the manga, there are more than 65 million copies in circulation: on top of that , the series has also spawned collectible card games, many video games, and stage adaptations.
At this point, no casting has been announced for the live-action project, nor is there any word on which arc the Hollywood adaptation will cover. Of course, this isn’t Netflix’s first foray into anime, but My Hero Academia will be the first to be done with Legendary Entertainment.
Since Netflix has previously made live-action adaptations of Death Note and Cowboy Bebop with Hollywood heavyweights. Other adaptations like Mob Psycho 100 have been made in Japan, but now it’s My Hero Academia’s turn to be the center of attention.
This is the synopsis of the original story, and it might serve as a reference: “What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called Quirks? Heroes and villains would be fighting everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you do it?” go to study? To the Hero Academia, of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who was born without a Quirk?”