Tasha Huo Joins Lionsgate’s Live-Action Naruto Project
In a groundbreaking update on Lionsgate’s live-action adaptation of Naruto, Variety reports that Tasha Huo, recognized as one of the industry’s top 10 screenwriters to watch, is set to pen the screenplay for the highly anticipated feature film.
While details regarding the plot and additional information remain under wraps, the report reveals that Huo, renowned for her work as the showrunner and scriptwriter for Netflix’s animated Tomb Raider series, is stepping into the realm of Naruto. Huo expressed her excitement about the project, stating, “Adapting iconic characters or IP makes the writing of it easier, because the passion for writing it is already there. I’m so inspired by these characters already that it’s exciting to just take a part of their journey and try to tell that fun story in a way that would appeal to me as a fan.”
Since rumors of a live-action Naruto adaptation surfaced as far back as 2015, with Michael Gracey purportedly directing and Avi Arad producing, fans have eagerly awaited updates on the project’s development. The current status of Gracey and Arad’s involvement has not been officially confirmed, leaving enthusiasts curious about the visionary team steering the ship.
As the cinematic journey of Naruto takes shape under the skilled pen of Tasha Huo, the excitement surrounding this adaptation continues to build, promising an immersive experience for fans of the beloved anime series. Stay tuned for further revelations as the creative forces behind the live-action Naruto adaptation unfold.
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