The live-action adaptation of ‘One-Punch Man’ is moving forward and has finally found a director. From one series of action to another: justin lin will be in charge of bringing Saitama to the big screen.
Heading into a new action franchise
News of a “Hollywoodian” movie from ‘One-Punch Man’ They have been playing for a long time and have taken time to take shape. It’s been two years since Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinknerthe writers responsible for ‘Venom’, got on board to deal with the film’s script, but the captain was still missing.
The stars and the calendars have aligned, because Justin Lin confirmed that he was leaving the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise and it didn’t take him long to get on another project. As confirmed by Deadline, the director is already at the helm of another franchise and will direct the ‘One-Punch Man’ movie for Sony Pictures.
We say franchise because it seems that since Sony Y Arad Productions they have in mind to launch an entire saga centered on Saitama. Lin will also serve as a producer on the film and will work on the script with Rosenberg and Pinker. There is still no tentative release date, but it is expected that the production of ‘One-Punch Man’ start at the end of this year.
‘One-Punch Man’ emerged as a webcomic drawn by ONE (‘Mob Psycho 100’) and soon became very popular, especially with the version published in Tonari no Young Jump Next with the art of Yusuke Murata. The anime was not long in coming and finished consolidating ‘One-Punch Man’ as one of the best series of the past decade.
The story follows Saitama, a very peculiar superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch. With all this incredible power in his grasp, Saitama soon becomes very bored with this life that poses no challenge for him.