‘Naruto’ Live Action Movie In The Works at Lionsgate

Lionsgate is developing a live action Naruto adaptation with Michael Gracey tapped to direct.

Avi Arad is to produce via his Arad Productions, while Erik Feig, Geoff Shaveitz, and Kelly O’Malley will oversee for the studio.

According to Tracking Board:

[Michael Gracey is] currently at work on a new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches for Warner Bros., with Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo Del Toro producing. Gracey is also directing the Jim Henson biopic Muppet Man, Focus Features’ Elton John biopic Rocketman, and 20th Century Fox’s P.T. Barnum musical The Greatest Showman on Earth.

'Naruto' Live Action Movie In The Works at Lionsgate

This is very interesting. I am cautious however since Japanese manga adaptations have not fared well creatively and in the box office for Hollywood.

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