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The live-action of Naruto already has a director

¡New Hollywood live-action news for the franchise naruto! The Hollywood Reporter website revealed that filmmaker Destin Daniel Crettonwho directed the Marvel Studios film “Shang-Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings“, will be in charge of directing and adapting the story at Lionsgate. Cretton has Kishimoto’s blessing, something he was granted after a visit to Tokyo.


The filmmaker will also produce alongside Jeyun Munford through their company, Hisako. The duo join Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Emmy Yu of Arad Productions. The adaptation has been in development with Lionsgate since late 2015. With the director’s announcement, it is getting closer to reaching the big screen.

Kishimoto expressed his feelings about adding Cretton to live-action «When I found out about Destin being attached, it was right after watching one of his highest-grossing action movies, and I thought he would be the perfect director for Naruto». The author added that after enjoying his other films and understanding that his strength is creating solid dramas about people, I was convinced that there was no other director. So upon meeting Cretton, he realized that he was an open director, willing to accept his contributions, so he became convinced that they could cooperate together in the production process.

He Naruto’s original manga is extensive, with 700 chapters telling the entire story. The ninja adventure series is compared to another epic, “one piece“, whose live-action television adaptation in Netflix was successful enough to be renewed for a second season.

Naruto Synopsis

Moments before Naruto Uzumaki’s birth, a massive demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-Tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village, and wreaked havoc. To put an end to the rampage caused by the Kyuubi, the village leader, the Fourth Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto. Now, Naruto is a hyperactive, knuckleheaded ninja still living in Konohagakure. Rejected by the Kyuubi within him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village, while his burning desire to become the Hokage of Konohagakure leads him not only to new friends, but also to dangerous enemies.

Fountain: The Hollywood Reporter

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