The My Hero Academia film will be Sato’s first English-language film, bringing the Japanese live-action filmmaker in for a Western adaptation of an anime series. In addition to those mentioned above, Sato has also directed live-action adaptations of Gantz, Bleach and I Am A Hero.
The anime series, which debuted in 2016, follows the story of Izuku “Deku” Midoriya, a high schooler without superpowers, or Quirks, in a world where they are commonplace. But Deku still wants to be a hero, and the anime follows his journey after inheriting a Quirk from his favorite Hero, All Might.
My Hero Academia has seen explosive success since its debut, including at the box office, where two feature films premiered to record-setting milestones worldwide. A third film, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, has just released in Japan.
The live-action film project was originally announced by Legendary Pictures in 2018. No additional production details have been revealed at this time.
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