The long-awaited adaptation is now in the works by Marty Adelstein's Tomorrow Studios
On his birthday, March 2, Netflix's official Twitter for the upcoming One Piece live-action series asked fans in eight languages their top five actors who should play Sanji.
The names posted by the fans have included: Gaspard Ulliel, Yosuke Kubozuka, Dacre Montgomery, Alex Pettyfer, Liam Hemsworth, Takeru Sato, Tomohisa Yamashita, Bradley James, Lucas Till, Cole Sprouse, Eddie Redmayne, Hayato Nakamura, Ezra Miller, Iko Uwais..., and the list goes on and on. Who's your ideal actor for Sanji in live-action?
The live-action adaptation project produced by Marty Adelstein (Prison Break) at his Tomorrow Studios was first announced back in 2017, and Matt Owens (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) was introduced as its main screenwriter in July 2019, then Steven Maeda (CSI: Miami, Lost) also joined in January 2020.. The One Piece manga's original author Eiichiro Oda has joined as executive producer. Its ten-episode first season's streaming schedule has not yet been finalized.
Message from Eiichiro Oda for the live-action series posted on January 30, 2020:
(3/2) ???? HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANJI!! ???? pic.twitter.com/Y1Yo4i4Za6— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) March 2, 2020
(C)Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation