Plans for the live-action Naruto movie have made steady progress and now the script is getting a re-write from a formidable team with another fan-favorite adaptation to their names.
The film has long been in development, with former visual effects artist Michael Gracey attached to direct since 2015. Gracey will soon make his directorial debut with The Greatest Showman, a musical based on P.T. Barnum, while Avi Arad is producing as part of Arad productions.
The movie will likely tell the beginnings of Naruto Uzumaki, a young and immature orphan who becomes a ninja and wants to be the leader of his village. The long-running manga from creator Masashi Kishimoto began in 1997 and is currently succeeded by a spinoff about Naruto’s son, Boruto.
Naruto spawned an anime series that ran from 2002 to 2007, while an English dub of the anime aired on Cartoon Network from 2005 to 2009. The Boruto anime is now airing, as well.
The Hoebers also previously wrote the script based on the Oni Press comic Whiteout, so they have experience in adapting comics, as well as making comics of their own. They previously created ‘The Mission’ with artist Werther Dell’Edera for Image Comics. They also wrote the script for Battleship, based on the board game.
No word on a planned release date for the Naruto movie, but fans can get their fill with Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, now airing.
The village of Konoha has managed to change, modernized next to an era of peace. Raising high constructions, large computer monitors of transmission of images (televisions last generation), divisions and divisions (streets) connected to run (to mobilize) electric cars, The way to live in the ninja era has changed ...
The leader of the village is, the seventh Hokage. Boruto is the son of Naruto Uzumaki, to become a ninja must enroll in the school "ninja academy". But the students in the surroundings see Boruto with prejudiced eyes for the thing of being "the son of the seventh Hokage". However Boruto has unprecedented capabilities.
Boruto will meet new friends, and there will be an incident mystery how he will face this challenge, inside the heart of the whole team, now the story of "Boruto Uzumaki,” begins.