Live-Action One Punch Man Movie Moves Forward with Justin Lin and Dan Harmon

Live-Action One Punch Man Movie Moves Forward with Justin Lin and Dan Harmon

The live-action anime adaptations have been getting a lot of wins recently with the success of One Piece and Avatar: The Last Airbender, and another property is moving forward with One Punch Man.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Justin Lin (Fast and Furious, Star Trek: Beyond), is set to helm the upcoming adaptation of the hit manga. What’s more, Rick and Morty writers Dan Harmon and Heather Anne Campbell are said to be currently rewriting the script.

The last big udpate we got for this movie was back in 2020 when it was first announced. By that time the script was said to come from Venom screenwriters Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner.

For context, One Punch Man by authors Yusuke Murata and ONE tells the story of Saitama, a regular person who decided to become a ‘hero for fun.’ The main schtick of it is, Saitama becomes so powerful that he manages to defeat any kind of opponent with literally one punch. The real arc of the character comes with Saitama’s existential crisis and boredom that follows when he realizes he can’t find anyone that would give him a challenge.

We don’t know what kind of direction the live-action One Punch Man is going to go, but Harmon himself has been known to satirize the comic book genre with properties like Rick and Morty and Community. Even Rick and Morty have some jabs at anime from time to time.

What fans do know about Harmon is that he is very particular when it comes to proper character arcs, and him and Campbell may be the right people to try and flesh out Saitama’s story for the big screen.

No release date has been set for the live-action One Punch Man movie.


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