One Punch Man is getting a live-action movie adaptation via Sony Footage that may deliver our beloved bald-headed hero, Saitama, and his mechanical sidekick Genos, to life on the large display, in accordance with a report from Deadline.

The manufacturing workforce sounds strong, with Quick & Livid director Justin Lin on deck, together with scriptwriters Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who beforehand labored on Venom and Jumanji: The Subsequent Degree. Arad Productions, a studio that has credit in Spider-Man: Homecoming and the live-action Ghost within the Shell will function the producers. The One Punch Man adaption may go into manufacturing by the tip of this yr, Deadline experiences.

There nonetheless aren’t any particulars on who will truly star within the movie and — most crucially — who will play Saitama, the self-made hero who delivers deadpan strains and knocks enemies out with (sure) one punch. No less than we will most likely rule out Vin Diesel (our token motion film bald man), contemplating Lin and Diesel reportedly acquired right into a spat that led to Lin’s departure from Livid X. It’s additionally too early to know what parts of the storyline the movie will cowl. Maybe it would try to squeeze within the entirety of season one, concluding with Saitama’s battle with Lord Boros.

One Punch Man, which began out as a manga in 2009, was tailored into an anime by Madhouse Studios in 2015 and follows Saitama’s evolution into one of many world’s (and universe’s) strongest heroes. J.C. Employees took over manufacturing for season two however followers observed an unlucky dip in animation high quality.

Whereas I’m trying ahead to seeing how the live-action adaption pans out, I’m nonetheless feeling somewhat hesitant. There have been far too many — principally American-made — live-action anime adaptions that fail to seize the present’s unique essence, like Netflix’s Dying Be aware, for instance.



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