A live-action Naruto movie is officially in works at Lionsgate.
Masashi Kishimoto’s brainchild, Naruto, transcends the boundaries of manga, evolving into a cultural phenomenon. The story of Naruto Uzumaki’s aspirations to attain the title of Hokage for his village, spanning 700 chapters, has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide.
According to the latest update from Variety, Tasha Huo is now the screenwriter for the Lionsgate-produced Naruto film marks a significant milestone. The complex Naruto universe is now under Huo’s guidance, a notable figure known for her work on Red Sonja and the Tomb Raider series. Her task is to adapt the story for both devoted fans and those experiencing the Naruto world for the first time.
However, fans are already wondering if the live-action would work. The live-action TV adaptation of One Piece on Netflix, securing a second season, reflects positive reviews from both audiences and critics. This achievement is largely credited to its commitment to staying true to the original manga, a pivotal element that the Naruto adaptation will need to replicate.
Live-Action Naruto cast is yet to be announced.