Fast & Furious 9 director Justin Lin is set to helm Sony’s live-action adaptation of One-Punch Man following his departure from Fast X.
Justin Lin, known for his work with the Fast and Furious franchise, is set to direct the live-action film adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series One-punch man. Lin had prepared to lead x fast, which would have been his sixth film in the billion-dollar series, but he left the project after production began due to creative differences. Now the action director is heading in a much different direction.
One-punch man is a manga created in 2009 by ONE, a Japanese artist, as a webcomic, and it was released physically in 2012. It quickly became popular in Japan and spread around the world. The English edition was published in 2015, and the first and second volumes made the New York Times List of best-selling manga, as well as an Eisner and Harvey Award nomination. One-punch man follows Saitama, a superhero so strong he can defeat any enemy with a single punch. He seeks a worthy opponent as it has become boring to defeat insurmountable foes in his fight against evil. The manga has already been turned into an acclaimed anime series and a video game, and now Saitama is getting his own live-action movie.
Lin, a renowned action director, was tapped to direct One-punch man for Sony Pictures, according to Deadline. Also on board the live adaptation are Venom writers Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. The intention is to start production before the end of the year.
Since Lin has a lot of experience directing action films, his involvement in One-punch man should make fans of the manga very optimistic. Despite mixed critical responses to several of his films, they have grossed hundreds of millions of dollars. With memorable fight sequences throughout, Lin’s films are entertaining and action-packed. Lin knows what to do with franchises, taking charge of directing the third installment of the Star Trek reboot series, Star Trek Beyondas well as his work in guiding the enormous Fast and Furious franchise for five films. This experience will translate well into One-punch manThe fight and action scenes of , as he possibly starts a franchise.
After Lin’s departure from x fast, Louis Leterrier intervened to complete the shooting. Now Lin has the chance to take on a new franchise in her own direction, laying the groundwork for possible future films rather than taking over from other filmmakers for subsequent installments. This is a unique opportunity for Lin, and his skills are well suited to the needs of a live-action adaptation of One-punch man.
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