The entertainment news website- Deadline, reported that director Lee Isaac Chung has left the production for the planned live-action Hollywood adaptation of Your Name (Kimi no na Wa). Though it was not blatantly said, the report indicates that Chung left due to “scheduling conflicts”. Paramount Pictures is now currently seeking a replacement.
Makoto Shinkai’s Kimi no na Wa opened in Japan in August 2016, and has become the fifth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the third highest-grossing Japanese film, and the third highest-grossing anime film.
The story of Your Name centers around Taki and Mitsuha. Taki is a high school boy living in Tokyo who works part-time at a restaurant. Mitsuha is a high school girl living in a town in rural Japan who wants to live in the city. One day, they begin switching bodies every time they sleep, and have to find a way to communicate with each other to manage each other’s lives. Later, when they try to meet up physically for the first time, Taki discovers a secret that will lead to a race against time to try and save each other.
The movie also has connections with two other movies by Makoto Shinkai– Weathering With You (2019) and The Garden Of Words (2013).
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Source: Deadline (Justin Kroll)