My Hero Academia Live-Action Movie Lands Alice in Borderland, Kingdom Director

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The live-action My Hero Academia film has officially found its director! Variety reports filmmaker Shinsuke Sato (Alice in Borderland, Kingdom) will be directing the project for Legendary Pictures.

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.

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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.

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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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Source: Variety

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