Are you ready for more One-punch man? It seems Hollywood is. If you didn’t know, major studios started looking at the hit manga years ago for a live-action adaptation, and it looks like the project is on the way. Director Justin Lin of fast furious the franchise has been tasked with overseeing the film according to new reports.
The report comes from Deadline on the heels of Lin’s exit from Fast X. According to the new details, One-punch man hired the director to oversee his trajectory at Sony Pictures. He will be joined by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner as the pair write the script for the film. Moviegoers will recognize the two from their previous work on Jumanji: the next level and Venom.
As for the production, Avi Arad and Ari Arad will produce One-punch man alongside Lin. The trio works with Pinkner and Rosenberg to rewrite a screenplay for the feature film. Currently, Sony Pictures would like to begin filming by the end of this year, but no casting has been announced for the anime adaptation yet.
For all those who don’t know One-punch man, you should know that the series was released years ago thanks to online comic creator ONE. Yusuke Murata then popularized the series with a manga adaptation, and Madhouse put One-punch man on the world stage with his anime. With two seasons under his belt, One-punch man is one of the most popular superhero titles in manga thanks to its savage protagonist Saitama. The bald man is the strongest person in his universe and is able to defeat any villain, regardless of strength, with a single punch. But with no reputation to his name, One-Punch Man finds himself in trouble when it comes to saving others and finding enemies who can actually challenge him.
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Want to know more about One-punch man? You can check out the series’ official synopsis here for all the details you’ll need: “Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test as far as superheroes go, from his lifeless expression to his bald head. to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem-he just can’t find an opponent strong enough to face!”
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