What is happening, J1 Fans!
Variety has reported that Amazon is planning to role out their own live action adaption of The Promised Neverland. The series will be directed and executive produced by Rodney Rothman and written Meghan Mollay. Masi Oka – who previously worked on the 2017 live action Death Note film – is also on board as executive producer. Amazon Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios will be producing the series.
Rothman and Mollay have worked previously on the Sony Pictures Animation film “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.” Masi Oka is currently working on the upcoming “Mega Man” and “Attack on Titan series.”
The Promised Neverland is a Japanese manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. It has been serialised in Weekly Shōnen Jump since August 1, 2016, with the individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha into seventeen tankōbon volumes as of January 2020. The story follows a group of orphaned children in their escape plan from an orphanage. A second season is currently in the works.
A Japanese live-action film based on The Promised Neverland is planned for release in December 2020, directed by Yūichirō Hirakawa with Noriko Gotou handling the film’s script. It will star Minami Hamabe as Emma, Jyo Kairi as Ray, Rihito Itagaki as Norman, Keiko Kitagawa as Isabella and Naomi Watanabe as Krone.