Masashi Kishimoto is Involved in Production on Lionsgate, Michael Gracey's Naruto Hollywood Film
The Naruto and Boruto stage event at the Jump Festa event confirmed on Saturday that Lionsgate and director Michael Gracey (The Greatest Showman) are working on a live-action Hollywood film adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto manga. The event also showed pre-production art, and revealed that Kishimoto himself is involved in the production.
The Tracking Board Hollywood news website had reported in July 2015 that Lionsgate had closed the rights to adapt the manga into a live-action film, and was in talks with Gracey to direct. Gracey has previously worked in visual effects and animation.
The Tracking Board also reported last year that Avi Arad (Hollywood’s Ghost in the Shell, Gamba: Gamba to Nakama-tachi) and his son Ari Arad are producing the film at Arad Productions, and Erik Feig, Geoff Shaveitz and Kelly O'Malley are overseeing the film.
I finally watched Legend of Everfree (because @toriitorii worked on it!!) and IT WAS SO CUTE! I definitely need a cute lake-swimming scene, though, so voila lol. Also a bunch of random doodles because.
“They’re singing the legend of Tarzan. For many moons he was thought to be an evil spirit, a ghost in the trees. They speak of his power over the animals of the jungle, because his spirt came from them. He understood them and learnt to conquer them.”
“Adriana, if you stay here though, and this becomes your present then pretty soon you’ll start imagining another time was really your… You know, was really the golden time. Yeah, that’s what the present is. It’s a little unsatisfying because life’s a little unsatisfying.”