Word on the E-streets is the live-action naruto movie adaptation from Lionsgate is still in pre-production. Although many fans and myself have little hope for this live-action adaptation there might be hope. Director Michael Gracey is very adamant about creating a script that Naruto creator, Masashi Kishimoto. In an interview he said the following:
“I don’t know [if it will be my next film], to be honest. You know Kishimoto, who created the original series, he’s just a genius. So many Hollywood adaptations of really popular manga series just don’t get it right, and for me what was really important was that if I was gonna do Naruto, I wanted to actually work with Kishimoto and get a script to a stage where he would look at it and be excited about realizing it. Because no one knows the world better than the person who created it.
So for me, as it stands, we’re still working on the script. Because until that script is at a level that I’m excited about, I have no interest in destroying an amazing franchise, as has happened before. But I think the great thing is that everyone involved, from Lionsgate to the producers, are all of the same mind. Everyone knows how precious this property is and to me it’s incredibly exciting, and I love the work that I’ve gotten to do on it to date. At this stage, no one is going to go into production until we’ve got a script that excites everyone. So whether it’s my next one or not, I don’t know. We’ll have to wait and see.”
We’ve seen countless trash live action anime adaptations and I doubt this one will be any better considering how long the Naruto story is and how I already know many characters and events will be overlooked. Do you think there’s hope for a good version of this movie? If so leave a comment, hell if not leave a comment.