The Promised Neverland English live-action series is officially in development over at Amazon Studios
According to a new report from Variety, Amazon Studios (Amazon Prime Video) is officially developing an English live-action adaption of the hit manga/anime series The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu.
Meghan Malloy has been tapped to write the script. Rodney Rothman will direct and executive produce the live-action series, with Masi Oka executive producing along with Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo. Fox 21 Television Studios and Amazon Studios will also co-produce the series.
Masi Oka is an Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for his role in the NBC series ‘Heroes’. Oka has produced the live-action Netflix film adaption of Death Note and is also producing live-action adaptations of ‘Mega Man’ and ‘Attack on Titan’.
While The Promised Neverland anime was a huge success and seeing how the anime is also getting a live-action film in Japan. I am a bit concerned with this English live-action series. Mostly due to the horrid adaptation of Netflix’s Death Note live-action film. That film deviated so heavily from the source material that it hurt the film immensely and I would hate to see that happen with The Promised Neverland.
On the flip side, seeing how this is a series opposed to a feature film, the series could benefit from that version of storytelling as you can fully develop the characters and their arc.
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