Marc Webb Set to Direct Your Name. Live-Action Remake

Makoto Shinkai: "He is my favorite director, I am so happy! "


It is officially confirmed today that 44-year-old American director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer,

The Amazing Spider-Man) is set to direct the forthcoming live-action remake of Makoto Shinkai's mega

hit anime film in 2016, Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. Its release date has not yet been announced.


According to Genki Kawamura, the original anime film's producer who also serves as one of the producers

for the remake, Webb was their first candidate. Kawamura says, "We are confident that director Marc

Webb, who is an expert of love stories such as his 500 days of Summer, will bring this film to higher

level with a new approach."


The original anime director Shinkai also posted his comment about the American director on his 

official account:


"It is announced that the director of the Hollywood edition of Your Name. is Marc Webb. He is my

favorite director, I am so happy! We will do our best on our new film not to be defeated by it. I secretly

put a homage to Marc Webb's 500 Days of Summer into Weathering With You (laugh), please look

forward to it if you are a fan of his films."



The live-action remake project based on the second highest-grossing Japanese film ever was revealed

in September of last year. Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot have joined to produce the adaptation.

J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) serves as producer, Eric Heisserer (Arrival) is attached to

write a screenplay.


The story of the remake follow a Native American girl living in a rural area and a boy from Chicago. As

with the original, they are magically swapping their bodies, and when they predict an approaching disaster,

they decide to meet each other to save their lives. 





Source: Eiga.comMakoto Shinkai Twitter


©2016 "Your Name." Production Committee


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