Sony Pictures is reportedly developing a live-action adaptation for the hit anime and manga series “One Punch Man.”
The “One Punch Man” live-action series is set to be produced by Avi and Ari Arad of Arad Productions, and written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner from the comic book movie “Venom”, according to Variety
The series, created by Japanese artist ONE, went viral after its creation in 2009 as a webcomic. Then, it was published in 2012 on Shueisha’s Young Jump Next with the illustrations of Yusuke Murata along with the original creator.
“One Punch Man” became a hit in the West after VIZ Media published the English edition in 2015. It also made the New York Times manga bestsellers list and was also nominated for an Eisner Award and a Harvey Award.
Its popularity led to the creation of an anime series as well as a video game and a mobile game.
“One Punch Man” follows the story of Saitama, a regular man who trained and followed a very intense workout plan for three years. He eventually became the strongest person in the entire universe who can obliterate any being with a single punch.
It is unclear how the story will play out considering Hollywood’s track record with its live-action adaptations of Japanese anime such as “Ghost in the Shell
,” “Death Note
,” and “Dragonball Evolution.”