MY HERO ACADEMIA is Getting a Live-Action Adaptation By Legendary Pictures
Legendary Pictures is set to develop a live-action feature film version of the Japanese manga and hit anime series My Hero Academia. The property was created by Kohei Horikoshi and published by Shueisha and it actually has a pretty awesome concept!
I haven’t read the manga, but I’ve been watching the anime on Netflix. My Hero Academia is set in a world in which 80% of humanity has developed some sort of special powers, known as quirks — not all of them super, and not all used for good. The story itself focuses on a young boy who obsessively follows the new heroes while having no abilities of his own.
It’s going to be really interesting to see how this adaptation is handled. This is such a fun story that is set in a wild and cool universe. There’s so much stuff to play with and I honestly would rather see a big budget live-action series than a big budget two-hour film. But, if the film manages to capture the awesomeness of the series, that would be great!
As of right now, no one has been hired to write or direct the film, but the studio and producers of the film are on the hunt. Godzilla producer Toho is also attached to the project and they will distribute the film in Japan.
Legendary Pictures has got a lot of films in development right right now. Some of those include Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Detective Pikachu, and Godzilla vs. Kong.
What do you think about My Hero Academia being developed as a live-action film by Legendary? Do you think they will do it justice?