It’s time to go plus ultra… live-action style!
Today, Legendary Pictures (via an exclusive report through subsidiary Nerdist) announced that it will produce a live-action feature film adaptation of the mega-popular manga series, My Hero Academia (aka. Boku no Hero Academia).
Created by Kohei Horikoshi in 2014 and published by Shueisha in Weekly Shônen Jump, My Hero Academia has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide, leading to the crafting of three seasons of anime as well as an animated feature film, too. This American production marks the first time that My Hero Academia will be adapted into live action.
The film will be produced by Legendary, with Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter overseeing on their behalf, and Ryosuke Yoritomi shepherding the project for Shueisha. Iconic studio Toho will distribute the film in Japan.
The third season of the manga’s anime adaptation ended in September and followed up with the release of an animated feature film, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, which made grossed more than $5.7 million at the box office, earning a spot on the top 10 highest grossing domestic anime films of all time.
The original series follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers in a world where they are the norm, but who still dreams of becoming a hero himself. He is scouted by the world’s greatest hero, who shares his quirk with Izuku after recognizing his value and later enrolls him in a high school for heroes in training.
Please… just please don’t whitewast this…