Sony Developing a Live Action ‘One Punch Man’ Film From the Writers of ‘Venom’
Yes, you read that headline correctly.
Anime is becoming more and more mainstream everyday and with that comes the need to make the projects live-action, whether that be through a series or on the big screen. When it comes to North American adaptions, more often than not, the live action versions don’t come close to the original. Examples include Death Note, Ghost in the Shell, Dragon Ball Evolution and although Avatar: The Last Airbender isn’t an anime, it has a lot of similar qualities you would find in an anime.
As per Variety, the famous One Punch Man manga is being brought to the big screen from Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, the writers behind 2018’s Venom. For those unfamiliar with the series, the story is about a superhero named Saitama who can defeat any opponent with a single punch, but seeks to find a worthy opponent after growing bored by a lack of challenges in his fight against evil.
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Avi Arad and Ari Arad of Arad Productions will be producing the film. Variety also reported that because of its high popularity, Sony is hoping have this as another one of their potential franachises.
One-Punch Man is a Japanese superhero webcomic created by the artist One in early 2009. Following its publication, the webcomic quickly went viral, surpassing 7.9 million hits in June 2012. If you’re curious about One Punch Man and want to give the series a try, it is currently streaming on Hulu.
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