In who was asking for this news? Naruto is getting a new movie, but not the standard animated film. This one is going to be a live-action adaptation with real humans! Our informant revealed that LionGate Studios had secured the rights to the live-action adaptation. Michael Gracey has earned the role as director.
Michael Gracey isn’t known for anything at the moment, but visual effects. Naruto will be Michael Gracey’s directorial debut. Depending on who you ask that can be a good or bad thing. Some might look at it as fresh blood, but at others might consider it inexperience.
I have a hard time seeing this film succeeding. If they’re focusing on the first season of the anime, then I have a hard time believing they’ll get the comedy down without being cheesy. I don’t think the special effect will be that great and the costumes will look tacky. Anime & video games don’t translate well to the silver screen. Look no further than the latest flop Assassin’s Creed (Google the reviews).
Just let it go Hollywood smh.
Live-Action Hollywood movie for Naruto announced! From Lionsgate, Michael Gracey directing.
— Shonen Jump (@shonenjump) December 17, 2016