What You Need to Know:
- There are a lot of stories that we cover, many of them are often quite straightforward and sometimes they're sprinkled with a bit of zest to get your attention. In this case, it seems like someone opened the entire jar of sprinkles and just doused the entire cake with it, because according to sources Amazon is currently in development with a live-action version of The Promised Neverland.
- The series, created by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu, has become a globally popular manga turned anime brand, and now it seems like Amazon wants to dip their hands into that anime cookie jar. The streaming service is said to be developing a live-action English adaptation and that Meghan Malloy is poised to get the script ready to go.
- The series will be directed and executive produced by Rodney Rothman alongside Masi Oka, while Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo will be putting in their parts as well. Both Fox 21 Television Studios and Amazon Studios will be the ones producing for the project, and as a heads up Malloy and Rothman both contributed in the massive success of Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse so hopefully their track record holds up.
- This isn't the first bit of news that we've come across where western production companies are now itching to get their hands on popular Japanese anime/manga IP, as just weeks ago we learned that One Punch Man is slated to receive a live-action as well. Let's see how this all turns out....Grab your popcorn folks, it's going to be a long one.
Oh no...Well, we can only pray for the best..
I keep getting flashbacks of that Death Note live-action..no...please...