Justin Lin to Direct ‘One Punch Man’ Manga Adaptation Movie
Hardly 2 months after introducing his stunning leave from Fast X– the tenth installment in the Fast & Furious saga– Justin Lin has been announced as the director for a highly prepared for manga as well as anime adjustment. As Deadline discloses, Sony has touched Lin to helm a live-action adjustment of One Punch Man, one of the most popular anime collection from the last 10 years or so.
He directed the renowned paintball episodes from TV collection Community and lately guided Star Trek Beyond, the latest installment in the sci-fi movie franchise. Lin was affixed to direct the final 3 installations in the franchise business as well, yet imaginative distinctions with leading celebrity Vin Diesel led him to give up during manufacturing.
The One Punch Man live-action adjustment will certainly be written by Scott Rosenberg as well as Jeff Pinkner, both of whom have titles in their filmography that recommend it’s method too early to presume whether they’ll do a good work or not. Pinkner rose to prominence by creating episodes from prominent and also fan-favorite series like Alias as well as Lost, however he likewise penciled the widely slammed adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Rosenberg composed preferred motion pictures like Gone in Sixty Seconds and High Fidelity, as well as in the last few years partnered with Pinkner to compose both newest installations of Jumanji and also Venom’s solo outing in movie theaters. We’ll simply have to hope they lean right into their much better works to bring an adaptation that pleases One Punch Man’s substantial fanbase.
Sony initially announced the live-action adaptation back in 2020. This time, the studio also introduced that Lin will double down as producer, which makes the future look excellent for the adjustment.
Developed by ONE and also initial published in 2009, the story promptly came to be prominent due to the fact that it envisioned an additional side of the super-hero universe: An all-powerful individual who is just bored with not having any difficulties in life. In the tale, Saitama gets increasingly distressed each time he combats a brand-new enemy, since he always can defeat them with a strike. An anime adaptation was rapidly ordered, as well as Season 2 premiered in 2019. The manga collection has actually offered over 30 million copies worldwide, making it among the most preferred and also fastest-selling series in the world.
Sony is yet to disclose further details from One Punch Man, including an actors as well as anticipated release window.