The director of the Naruto live-action movie talks about his enthusiasm

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Anime fans were shocked this week when Lionsgate Pictures announced that Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton was diving headfirst into the world of Naruto Uzumaki with a new live-action film. Yes, you read that right, Hollywood has decided that Naruto needs some Tinseltown shine. And who better than a director known for films like “Short Term 12” and “Just Mercy” to carry out this feat of… ninja proportions?

Destin wasn't satisfied with just being the director of this magnificent ninja show, no, he decided to also take up the pen, becoming a screenwriter and producer. Well, you know, in Hollywood you can never have too much power. After riding his dragon to Japan to convince Master Kishimoto to give up the rights, Cretton enthusiastically declared that he wanted to bring Naruto and his band of ninjas into the "real world". Yes, because we all need a little more ninja in our daily lives, right?

But wait a minute, isn't the world already crowded enough with live-action anime adaptations? Cowboy Bebop, Dragon Ball Evolution, Ghost in The Shell… Just to name a few. Yet, Hollywood seems to think there's always room for another potential disaster. Not to be skeptical, but obviously, it will undoubtedly be a very complex mission to complete successfully. But fear not, dear fans, Destin is ready to explode the world of Naruto on the big screen, with all its explosive splendor and its massive doses of ninja clich├ęs. So get ready, because the number one ninja is ready to climb Hollywood's Everest, and nothing can stop him.

Source: Comic Book