One Punch Man is getting a live-action movie adaptation by means of Sony Footage that may convey our beloved bald-headed hero, Saitama, and his mechanical sidekick Genos, to life on the massive display screen, in accordance with a report from Deadline.
The manufacturing staff sounds strong, with Quick & Livid director Justin Lin on deck, together with scriptwriters Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who beforehand labored on Venom and Jumanji: The Subsequent Degree. Arad Productions, a studio that has credit in Spider-Man: Homecoming and the live-action Ghost within the Shell will function the producers. The One Punch Man adaption may go into manufacturing by the top of this 12 months, Deadline experiences.
There nonetheless aren’t any particulars on who will really star within the movie and — most crucially — who will play Saitama, the self-made hero who delivers deadpan strains and knocks enemies out with (sure) one punch. A minimum of we will in all probability rule out Vin Diesel (our token motion film bald man), contemplating Lin and Diesel reportedly got into a spat that led to Lin’s departure from Livid X. It’s additionally too early to know what parts of the storyline the movie will cowl. Maybe it’s going to try and squeeze within the entirety of season one, concluding with Saitama’s battle with Lord Boros.
One Punch Man, which began out as a manga in 2009, was tailored into an anime by Madhouse Studios in 2015 and follows Saitama’s evolution into one of many world’s (and universe’s) strongest heroes. J.C. Employees took over manufacturing for season two however followers observed an unfortunate dip in animation quality.
Whereas I’m wanting ahead to seeing how the live-action adaption pans out, I’m nonetheless feeling a little bit hesitant. There have been far too many — largely American-made — live-action anime adaptions that fail to seize the present’s unique essence, like Netflix’s Death Note, for instance.