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Writer of ‘My Hero Academia’ Gives Update on Hollywood Film

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Plans are moving forward for a live-action film adaptation of My Hero Academia, the blockbuster manga/anime series.

Legendary Entertainment, which acquired the rights five years ago, has signed on as producers, which will mark the English-language debut for filmmaker Shinsuke Sato. The screenplay will be written by Joby Harold, who has authored Army of the Dead and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

Harold told a Collider interviewer this week that he is gung-ho about the project. He was quoted as saying: “It is something I’m working on and loving working on. I’m excited to do it and get it out there. It’s a big one. I can speak to the fact that it is live-action and I think that’s probably all I can speak to, but it’s a big deal in my life. I’m really enjoying it. It’s amazing. It’s an amazing opportunity and I’m really excited about it.”

My Hero Academia became a global phenomenon after its debut in 2014. The story is set in a world where nearly all the people enjoy a power called a “quirk.

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” However, a boy named Izuku Midoriya was born without this power, dashing his hopes of attending U.A. High school, which would put him on the fast track to become a superhero. Thanks to a chance encounter, though, the boy overcomes this disadvantage and starts living his dream.

Fans of the popular series got a treat in recent weeks when Crunchyroll included an OVA (original video animation) of My Hero Academia: UA Heroes Battle on its streaming service. Eight other OVA’s from the series are also available there.

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Meanwhile, work continues in Japan on the manga version of the title, under the direction of Kohei Horikoshi, who created the popular series.

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In addition to his work on the live-action version, Joby Harold has also been hard at work on Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.

The upcoming film, to be produced by Mary Parent and Alex Garcia, will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.

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Edward Moran
Edward Moranhttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Edward Moran began his journalistic career many decades ago as a theater and cinema reviewer for Show Business and the New York Theater Review. More recently he contributed film reviews to hosokinema.com and Movie Sleuth. His writings have appeared in publications as diverse as the Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, the Paris Review, and the Massachusetts Review. Moran also edited a memoir by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Christine Choy. He served as literary advisor to her film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet, which was the keynote film in the American Perspectives series at the 2007 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.

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