Paramount and Bad Robot's live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime film, Your Name, is moving forward with Marc Webb signing on to helm the production.
Webb, who previously directed both Amazing Spider-Man films, reportedly impressed producers with his work directing 2009's (500) Days of Summer. The adaptation will be produced in association with Toho Studios from a screenplay written by Eric Heisserer (Arrival) who has moved the setting to the United States with a Native American woman and man from Chicago discovering they are magically linked and save the world by averting a great disaster.
"Marc was our first choice to direct this refashioned interpretation of the film from the moment we explored creating an American version," explained Toho producer Genki Kawamura in a statement to Deadline. "Marc has a tremendous talent for telling great love stories and in the same way moviegoers were captivated by the original film, we are certain Marc will engage fans of the original and an entirely new audience for these characters’ beautiful journey. With J.J. Abrams producing, Eric Heisserer writing and Marc directing, this project officially has the team we dreamed about.”
A live-action remake of Your Name was first optioned by Paramount and Bad Robot in September 2017 with Heisserer attached to write the adaptation and J.J. Abrams attached to produce.