The highest grossing Japanese anime feature Kimi No Na Wa, or Your Name in English is getting a live-action remake from none other than J.J. Abrams, Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot and the anime’s producer Genki Kawamura.
“The meetings so far have been creatively stimulating with fantastic ideas that no doubt will make for a great movie”, Kawamura mentioned.
“I am greatly honoured to work with these incredible creators in bringing to audiences the Hollywood live action version of Your Name.”
Kimi No Na Wa, which debuted in 2016 and was directed by the acclaimed Makoto Shinkai, depicts a heartwarming story about a high school girl in rural Japan and a high school boy in Tokyo who swapped bodies.
If you haven’t watched it, we reckon you do so now while waiting for the live-action remake! It’s such a great movie. 😉