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Korean American Director Takes Over to Rewrite, Lead Live-Acton ‘Your Name’

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Korean American filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung is set to write and direct a live-action adaptation of the hit Japanese anime film “Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa),” Deadline reports. 

Taking over: Chung, the acclaimed director of 2007’s “Munyurangabo” and this year’s “Minari,” is replacing Marc Webb, who was previously tasked to helm the project.

‘Your Name’ Creator Releases New Movie Trailer With Radwimps Returning

Weathering With You

The trailer for the highly anticipated movie “Weathering With You” has finally been released. As expected from director Makoto Shinkai, it is absolutely jaw-dropping.

First announced in December, “Weathering With You” follows the story of a 16-year-old high school student Hodaka Morishima, who ran away from his countryside home to the big city, according to SoraNews24.

Director of Insanely Successful Anime Film ‘Your Name’ Announces New Film

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Japanese filmmaker Makoto Shinkai, whose work on the 2016 smash-hit animation “Kimi no Na wa” (“Your Name”) has got fans calling him the “New Miyazaki,” has just announced a new film.

Shinkai revealed at a news conference on Thursday that his next film, “Tenki no Ko” (“Weathering With You”) is set to hit theaters in Japan on July 19, 2019.

Hayao Miyazaki Declined to Join the Oscar Academy at Least 4 Times

The list of invites who will join the Oscar Academy – 928 in total – has been released, which includes some of the well-known creators/directors of anime films from recent years.

Makoto Shinkai, the director of critically acclaimed anime movie “Your Name,” was one of the few who have been invited to join the Oscar Academy, according to Anime News Network. The two other famed directors mentioned in the invites include: Mamoru Hosoda (“The Boy and The Beast,” “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,” “Summer Wars.”) and Sunao Katabuchi (“In This Corner of the World”).

J.J. Abrams is Remaking Beloved Anime ‘Your Name’ and Fans are Extremely Worried

Paramount Pictures, along with Hollywood director J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, officially announced the plans to create a live-action adaptation of “Your Name”. Anime fans clearly did not like the news thinking it may become another “Death Note” disaster.

Bad Robot Productions and Paramount Pictures made the announcement for the live-action plan of “Your Name” on Wednesday (Sept. 27), according to Variety. On its joint announcement, the two companies said they will be working with the original producers of the hit anime movie, Toho Co., Ltd., who will also take care of film distribution in Japan.

The Oscars Are So Full of Ignorant White People, They Can’t Recognize an Anime Masterpiece

Everyone’s new favorite anime film “Your Name” may have recently smashed some box office records and earned fans across the globe but somehow, it still fell short of earning a nod from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Makoto Shinkai’s global hit, which became the highest-grossing movie for 2016 in Japan, has so far been replicating the success in each country it’s shown, setting records for Japanese-produced movies overseas.