Megahit anime ‘Your Name.’ to get live-action Hollywood remake
“Your Name.,” one of the highest-grossing Japanese anime films in history, will be reborn as a live-action Hollywood remake.
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The film grossed over $200 million.
The film has grossed over $200 million this year.
The new film grossed an estimated $36.4 million at the box office.
Makoto Shinkai’s body-swapping sci-fi love story, released last year, will be adapted by Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, the film’s original producers said Thursday.
” ‘Your Name.’ is a film created with the innate imaginations of a Japanese team and put together in a domestic medium,” Shinkai said in a statement released by Japanese distributor Toho Co. “When such a work is imbued with Hollywood filmmaking, we may see new possibilities that we had been completely unaware of — I am looking forward to the live-action film with excited anticipation.”
To swap (verb)
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Do you want to swap seats?
If you like this one better, I’ll swap with you.
Members are encouraged to swap books with each other.
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We swapped addresses with the people we met on holiday.
The two computers can easily swap data.
To adapt (verb)
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The novel has been adapted for screen by a famous Hollywood director.
The film is adapted from a Michael Crichton novel.
The best-selling computer game has been adapted for a younger audience.
Most students have little difficulty adapting to college life.
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the broadcasting/print medium
They told the story through the medium of dance.
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She’s even decorated the spare room in anticipation of your visit.
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Toho said Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce for Bad Robot, in collaboration with Genki Kawamura, the producer of the original film. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer will write the script for the feature, which doesn’t yet have a release date. Toho will handle distribution in Japan.
Since its release in August last year, the film has raked in over $350 million globally, making it the highest-grossing anime film at the global box office, according to Paramount. In Japan, it took in ¥25 billion, making it the second-highest grossing domestic film, after 2001’s “Spirited Away,” Hayao Mizayaki’s animated feature.
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We arrived just in time for the main feature.
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It took £20 million at the box office.
a box-office success/failure
Her last movie was a surprise box-office hit.
take in (phrasal verb)
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The show took in $100,000.
The film, which was written and directed by Shinkai, follows the story of two teenagers who discover they can swap bodies and who jump across space and time to prevent an impending disaster. Coupled with a hit soundtrack from popular rock band Radwimps, the film became a social phenomenon, prompting “anime pilgrimages” to areas linked to the story in Shinjuku and the city of Hida, Gifu Prefecture.
Kawamura expressed confidence that Abrams and Heisserer will transform the film into a successful remake.
“The meetings so far have been creatively stimulating, with fantastic ideas that no doubt will make for a great movie,” he said. “I am greatly honored to work with these incredible creators in bringing to audiences the Hollywood live-action version of ‘Your Name.’”
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Her intelligence, coupled with her experience, makes her a perfect candidate for the job.
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a stimulating discussion
The classes look attractive and stimulating.
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No doubt she’ll tell me everything when she’s ready.
We will, no doubt, discuss these issues again at the next meeting.
No doubt you’ll want to unpack and have a rest before dinner.
No doubt she’s very nice, but I just don’t like her.
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Mark Schilling, The Japan Times’ film critic, said the remake may have high hurdles to overcome “since the very Japanese settings, sentiments and humor don’t translate so easily to, say, New York or Los Angeles.”
“But the big money ‘Your Name.’ made abroad, China especially, suggests that a remake can mine even more gold if the film’s border-crossing elements can be identified and properly reproduced,” he said.
“Swapping bodies with a member of the opposite sex is not an only-in-Japan concept.”
On Twitter, fans appeared to greet the news with a good measure of skepticism.
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Getting a work permit was the first hurdle to overcome.
Finding investors is the biggest hurdle we face.
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His party had encouraged nationalist sentiment.
Nationalist sentiment has increased in the area since the bombing.
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They‘re mining for salt.
They mine a lot of copper around these parts.
They mine copper in this area.
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She treated this statement with a healthy degree of scepticism.
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“Thanks but no thanks. ‘Your Name’ is already available in Japanese and English and it’s a masterpiece in both. We don’t need a remake,” tweeted user @nicolerenee102.
“‘Your Name.’ will be far better if it’s live-action version is made in Japan — I wonder what illusions people have toward Hollywood and Abrams. Have you forgotten ‘Dragon Ball’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell?’ ” @W4T4N4B3M4S4T0 tweeted in Japanese, referring to two Japanese manga-based anime that underwent Hollywood remakes that met with tepid reviews and ignited controversy over so-called whitewashing, in which white actors are cast in roles that originated as Asian characters.
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a tepid response
I got a tepid response to my suggestion.
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To white wash
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