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Live-Action Naruto Remake Is Coming But Don’t Worry, Series Creator Masashi Kishimoto Will Be Involved


I come bearing good or terrible news, depending on how much you loved or didn’t love Naruto growing up. In line with the many live-action reboots popping up today, it looks like the popular animated series is getting in on the action. However, the Daily Dot reports that series creator Masashi Kishimoto is going to be involved with the film so that should quell some worried thoughts. At this time, it’s unclear what exactly his role will be.

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The TV series, based on the manga of the same name, is centered on a young ninja in search of an adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and dreams to become the Hokage, the leader and strongest member of the village. It ran from 1999 to 2014. The film is set to be directed by Michael Gracey, a ex digital effects artist, and produced by Avi Arad, the man responsible for the Ghost in the Shell remake starring Scarlett Johansson.

The project is still in the early stages, so expect more updates to come. Are you into this? Not so much? Let me know in the comments.

(via The Daily Dot, image via Nancyli825/Wikimedia Commons)

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