with five Fast & Furious films to his credit, x fast was director Justin Lin’s sixth contribution to Universal Pictures’ automotive franchise. However, a week after production began, Lin was released x fastYes The Incredible HulkLouis Leterrier is hired to replace him. Almost two full months after the executive reshuffle, it’s the next big hit that grabs your attention: the A fist movie.
In 2020 it was announced that a live-action adaptation of A fist The manga was in development at Sony Pictures, with Poison Yes Jumanji: the next level the duo Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner were chosen to write the screenplay. For TermJustin Lin has now set his sights on directing and producing the film A fist movie. This will be the first noFast & Furious management effort since 2016 stellar journey beyondand is currently working with Rosenberg and Pinkner on the rewrites, production of which is expected to begin in late 2022.
The A fist It started as a webcomic launched in Japan in 2009 and an anime adaptation premiered six years later. The saga centers on Saitama, a superhero capable of defeating any opponent with a single blow. Due to his overwhelming power, Saitama struggles to find a worthy opponent among the villains and monsters who regularly fights to keep Earth safe. A fist was created by the artist ONE and when the manga arrived in the United States in 2015, the first and second volumes were on the New York Times manga bestseller list. He would later be nominated for an Eisner Award and a Harvey Award.
As you would expect from such a large property, Justin Lin’s A fist The film is expected to be the start of a franchise for Sony Pictures. And while Lin certainly helped lead the course of the Fast & Furious epic, with A fist, you have the advantage of being logged in from the start, instead of logging in after someone else has already laid the groundwork. assuming A fist kicks off smoothly and begins filming later this year, will be the first film adaptation of a manga / anime in Hollywood since 2019 Alita: angel of battle. However, there have been a few American television adaptations in the years since, such as the recently canceled one bebop cowboy and the next A gamethat come from Netflix.
Speaking of Netflix, it’s worth mentioning that Sony Pictures has spent years developing a masters of the universe reboot, but last year it was announced that Netflix had acquired the live return of He-Man (played by Kyle Allen) from Sony. For the moment, A fist is firmly rooted at Sony and looks like it will be released in theaters. However, I can’t help but wonder if the time will ever come when Sony and Netflix strike a new deal that I see. A fist going exclusively also on the latter platform, especially given the Netflix experience with manga / anime adaptations.
Gossipify will share all other important updates on Justin Lin’s version A fist who enters, including who is chosen as the protagonist. In the meantime, update the rest of this year’s cinematic offerings with our 2022 release schedule.