Live-Action One Punch Man Movie Officially Announced
After spending decades as something of a niche status in Western pop culture, anime has become something of a juggernaut now in the West. Some of the biggest franchises now on television/streaming services are shows like Pokémon and My Hero Academia. Classic anime franchises have also been a hot commodity for movie studios to turn into live action films and series. Netflix produced a live-action Death Note film, and is currently working on a live-action Cowboy Bebop series. Now, it seems that Sony is looking to a more recent classic as their next big film project, as they have just announced their new live-action One Punch Man movie.
Variety has shared news of Sony’s latest big-budget film project, a live-action adaptation of the One Punch Man web anime series. The film will be by Sony in partnership with Arad Productions, which produced the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films. Attached to write the script are Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who recently wrote the script for Sony’s live action Venom film.
For those unaware, One Punch Man tells the story of Saitama, a superhero capable of defeating enemies with a single punch, who wished to find a fitting opponent that can withstand his deadly punch in a fight. One Punch fans are surely going to be excited at this prospect, and hopefully when the film arrives, it is worthy of its source material and proves to be a knock-out at the box office.
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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.