Manga series My Hero Academia being adapted into a live action film

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Popular anime My Hero Academia is getting the live action treatment, with Netflix set to distribute the movie: more here.

My Hero Academia is a manga that has become a worldwide sensation. Debuting in 2014, it quickly became an anime series, which is currently in its sixth season.

The show is now getting the live action treatment as well, courtesy of Legendary who acquired the rights in 2018. What’s more, the movie will be distributed by Netflix.

The show revolves around a world where the majority people have a developed power called a “quirk.” For superhero fan Izuku Midoriya (aka Deku), born without a quirk, he very nearly gives up on his dream of going to U.A. High School, the most prestigious hero training academy. After a chance encounter with the legendary All Might, Deku starts on the road to become the greatest hero.

Shinsuke Sato will make his English language debut directing this one, working from a screenplay by Army Of The Dead writer John Harold.

There is no word on casting yet, we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.


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