And here we thought that a live-action One Piece series would be the craziest story we hear this year, but nope! Sony Pictures has decided to one-up the Netflix project with various reports confirming that they are adapting the popular manga as a feature film. The same reports also confirmed that the studio has locked up Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, the duo known for Jumanji: The Next Level and Venom, has the film's screenwriters.
Not a fan? Here's a quick overview of the series:
One-Punch Man is a Japanese superhero webcomic created by the artist One in early 2009. It has a manga adaptation illustrated by Yusuke Murata, as well as an anime adaptation. Following its publication, the webcomic quickly went viral, surpassing 7.9 million hits in June 2012.
Nothing about Saitama (the series main character) passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem—he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on!
One Punch Man is arguably the greatest advertisement for the anime genre. It's bonkers, beautiful, unpredictable, fun, crazy so, I am personally having a hard time thinking up any decent ideas of what a live adaptation will look like. We didn't get any information about when we can expect the film's arrival, unfortunately, but I am definitely looking forward to that first reveal trailer.
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