Magazine article Screen International

Paramount, J.J. Abrams to Adapt 'Your Name’

Magazine article Screen International

Paramount, J.J. Abrams to Adapt 'Your Name’

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Arrival screenwriter Eric Heisserer to adapt anime smash.

Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot have won the rights to adapt the Japanese animation hit Your Name into a live-action feature.

The companies will work with the 2016 film’s producer Toho, which will handle distribution in Japan.

Makoto Shinkai’s original tells of a teenage boy and girl from different backgrounds who discover they can swap bodies and race to find a way to meet and avert a disaster.

J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will serve as producers for Bad Robot alongside original producer Genki Kawamura, producer of the original film. Eric Heisserer, the screenwriter who earned an Oscar nod this year for Arrival, will adapt the screenplay.

Your Name ranks as the highest grossing anime at the worldwide box office on $355.3m. It held on to number one in Japan for 12 weeks and is the biggest Japanese hit in Japan. …

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