Lionsgate Preparing Live-Action Hollywood "Naruto" Adaptation

Effects artist turned director Michael Gracey in talks to direct

The Tracking Board and entertainment industry magazine Variety have reported that Lionsgate (Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent ) is in negotiations with effects artist turned director Michael Gracey to helm an adaptation of Naruto. The studio has already closed closed a rights deal for Masashi Kishimoto's hit ninja action series.


Avi Arad is producing through his Arad Productions. Erik Feig, Geoff Shaveitz and Kelly O’Malley will oversee for the studio.

(The thumbnail is from the Japanese stage play adaptation incase you were wondering.)

via Variety


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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