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Abrams To Produce Paramount’s ‘Your Name’

Uber-producer J.J. Abrams has come on board Paramount‘s English-language remake of Your Name. Abrams will produce the film through his trademark banner, Bad Robot. The original 2016 film was an anime written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. It turned out to be a huge hit, raking in a massive $355 million worldwide haul.

Per THR…

Name, described as a sci-fi infused love story, centered on a teenage boy and girl from different parts of Japan who discover they can swap bodies. They also discover they are separated by time as well as space, and when an impending space disaster threatens one of their towns, they must find a way to meet and stop it from happening.

Eric Heisserer (Arrival) has been hired to pen the screenplay for this new version, which will be a live action film. Lindsey Weber and Genki Kawamura will also produce. The original’s studio, Toho, is also involved in the project.

This project will be the latest in a longstanding collaboration between Bad Robot and Paramount. The former has at least three films on deck to be released by the studio in 2018. Two of them are expected to be tied to the Cloverfield franchise and currently go by the titles God Particle and Overlord. Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible 6 is the third. Your Name, which has no expected arrival slot at this time, joins Bad Robot’s in-development list, which also includes a fourth Star Trek film.

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