Hollywood Remake Of ‘Kimi No Na Wa’ Announced: The deadline website just reported that the director for the Hollywood live-action adaptation of Kimi No Na Wa has been decided. It was also decided that the script of the movie will also be redrafted. When the remake was announced two years ago many fans were not happy. As Kimi No Na Wa is one of the most loved anime movies out there. It has become such a cult classic that fans don’t want to see something they love getting changed.
Kimi No Na Wa is a Japanese romantic fantasy drama anime based on a novel of the same name. The anime is directed, written, and edited by Makoto Shinkai. The film was a huge success. It received praise from everyone. The animation and music of the movie were excellent. The movie was the fourth highest-grossing anime movie worldwide. It grossed over $330 million USD worldwide.
Kimi No Na Wa Plot
Kimi No Na Wa is a beautiful story. The story revolves around a boy named Taki, who lives in Tokyo, and a girl named Mitshua lives in Itomori. Both of their lives change when one day they wake up and find out that their bodies are swapped. What they think is just a vivid dream turns out to be a reality they can’t escape.
Slowly and slowly, both of them start to enjoy each other’s company and begin to communicate via notes. As they discover more about each other, feelings start to develop. When they thought everything was going to change, an unusual circumstance changes their lives entirely again. Will they ever meet each other again? Will they ever find out the true feelings of one another? And is there is something so simple to find each other, or the whole world is at stake? You have to watch that to find out more.
Deadline just released the synopsis of the remake and it almost sounded the same as the original one. You can read the synopsis on the official site of ‘Deadline’.
Kimi No Na Wa Remake Staff
The movie will be directed by Lee Isaac Chung, who has previously worked on various projects like Minari and Munyuranabo. Chung is also going to rewrite the movie’s script based on the draft of Emily V. Gordon. Emily has previously worked on films like The Big Sick, Arrival, and Bird Box. Paramount Pictures and J.J Abrams, who have yet produced movies like Star Trek and Star Wars, are producing the movie. TOHO will distribute the movie in Japan.
The whole rewrite of the script is done because of the demand for Japanese rights holders of the film. They wanted to see the movie in westernized form, as they themself can make a live adaptation in their style. We don’t really know what to expect from this movie at this point.
It will so hard to replicate the magic of the original. We have seen some pretty bad live adaptations of Japanese anime movies in recent times. The main problem with the live-action movie is that they try to cram as many iconic scenes as possible in just a limited runtime. Because of that, it just feels bland most of the time. There are some good adaptations like Bleach, Inuyakishi, Ping Pong, and Speed Racer so I just hope that the producer understands the emotions of the movie and gives us the movie that we really deserve.