Naruto Live Action Movie Is Coming
It's the first ever live action Naruto.
Naruto fans, today is a good day! The big dogs have announced that Naruto is going to get its own live-action movie adaptation.
The reveal was actually made by Japanese magazine Shonen Jump. This is the same place that the weekly manga series was published regularly.
While series creator Masashi Kishimoto is involved in pre-production of the movie, it will be directed by Michael Gracey in his debut. He previously worked as visual effects supervisor on The Magician in 2005. Fingers crossed he knows what he’s doing then.
While Naruto has had plenty of animated movies and video games since it was serialised to much popularity since 1999, this will be the first live action movie.
To get an idea of what the storyline will be, look at the manga tale so far. Naruto tells the story a young boy named Uzumaki Naruto who is the vessel for a nine-tailed demon fox that once terrorised the world and now leaves him shunned. The story follows Naruto’s attempts to become a ninja and be accepted by his village. Inevitably he is forced to face the darkness within him. Plenty for a dense movie plot!
Naruto has ended as a manga series but a spin-off that follows his son is being published so there’s plenty of follow-up opportunity if this movie does well. Here’s hoping.
- By Luke Edwards @eelukee