One Punch Man is getting a live-action adaptation

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Saitama, star of the hit anime One Punch Man, is set to make the leap into live-action with no less help than Hollywood. Deadline reports that Justin Lin, best known for his work on the Fast & Furious franchise, will direct the project.

Sony Pictures has acquired the film rights to One Punch Man from the Japanese publishing house Shueisha. The film is being produced by Arad Productions, who have previously worked on films such as Venom, Ghost in the Shell, the Iron Man and Spider-Man franchises, and the X-Men films.

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Justin Lin, One Punch Man © Deadline, Viz Media

The One Punch Man film is being written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who previously worked on Jumanji: The Next Level and Venom. Production on the film is slated to begin by the end of the year. The film’s director and producer, Justin Lin, is known for directing many of the films in the popular Fast and Furious series. He recently left the Fast and Furious franchise as a director due to creative differences with Vin Diesel.

One Punch Man hollywood live-action adaption

No cast information has been announced for the upcoming Hollywood live-action adaptation of the popular anime series One Punch Man, but fans are excited to see who will play their favorite bald superhero.

It should be noted that Hollywood’s live-action attempts at anime have not met with much success so far. Some of the live-action movies including Dragon Ball Evolution and Death Note (live-action movie) were rated below average by the fans.

One Punch Man: Synopsis

Saitama is a regular guy who got really strong after doing 100 sit-ups, 100 push-ups and 10k runs every day. He’s bald as a result of his hard training, but he’s got the strength to take down any opponent with one punch.

The One Punch Man franchise was created as a webcomic in 2009 by artist ONE. A manga series drawn by Yusuke Murata was published on Shueisha Tonari no Young Jump website in 2012. The manga series has grown to 26 volumes as of June 2022. An anime adaptation was produced by Studio Mad House and the first season was released in October 2015. The second season was produced by J.C. Staff and was released in October 2019. There are no announcements for One Punch Man Season 3 yet.