Lionsgate Hints at the Production of Naruto Live-Action Movie

Naruto stands as one of the most renowned series in the anime world, capturing hearts since Masashi Kishimoto’s debut. The Hidden Leaf Village has transcended into an iconic symbol, thriving across manga, anime, and novels. Now, all eyes are on its live-action adaptation, with Lionsgate spearheading the project and showing optimism for its future.

At this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lionsgate took center stage, discussing the boundless potential of Naruto’s upcoming chapters. While details remained scarce, it was revealed that Destin Daniel Cretton would lead the adaptation, co-writing the script.

The announcement piqued interest among Naruto enthusiasts, prompting Kishimoto’s endorsement of Cretton in a heartfelt letter. Kishimoto praised Cretton’s directorial prowess, believing him to be the perfect fit for Naruto’s cinematic journey.

Tasha Huo and Naruto (Credits: Pierrot & Tasha Huo)

Naruto Live-Action Movie Ongoing Development

As of now, Naruto’s live-action series lacks a set release date, with ongoing development. The project joins Hollywood’s array of live-action anime adaptations, from Dragonball Evolution to Death Note and One Piece.

In recent times, platforms like Netflix have found success by involving creatives who are fans of the original anime, raising hopes for Cretton’s endeavor with Naruto.

For those unfamiliar with Naruto, the anime is easily accessible on streaming platforms like Hulu and Crunchyroll. The series follows Naruto’s quest to become the Hokage, amidst the aftermath of a devastating attack on the Village Hidden in the Leaves by a formidable nine-tailed fox spirit.