Sony Pictures Taps Justin Lin To Direct ‘One Punch Man,’ Adaptation Of Manga Classic; Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner Scripting

Specific: after exit fast xdidn’t take it Justin Lino Long to modify another franchise. he is ready to direct One punch value For Sony Pictures., Scott Rosenberg And Jeff Pinknerwho together Jumanji: The Next Level, and Venom, are set to write a live-action film adaptation of the worldwide hit manga series. Sony Pictures acquired the film rights from Shueisha.

Avi Arad and Ari Arad of Arad Productions (Spider-Man film series, Iron Man, X-Men film series, Venom) are producing the film. Lin will also be a producer and work with the writers on a rewrite with the intention of starting production by the end of the year.

Extremely popular in Japan and around the world, one punch man Follows the story of Saitama, a superhero who can beat any opponent with a single punch, but bored of the lack of challenges in his fight against evil, searches for a worthy opponent. Think of Mike Tyson as a superhero in feudal Japan. The studio is bullish on the concept as a franchise starter.

Created as a webcomic by Japanese artist ONE in 2009, One Punch Man quickly went viral. In 2012, it was then published on Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump Next, featuring illustrations by Yusuke Murata and ONE. The series became huge, selling over 30 million copies all over the world. When the English version published by VIZ Media debuted in the US in 2015, the first and second volumes made the New York Times manga bestseller list and were nominated for the Eisner and Harvey Awards. Since then, the popularity of One Punch Man has led to the emergence of a critically acclaimed TV anime series as well as a recent video and mobile game.

Lynn is removed by CAA and Attorney Warren Dern.