Global Road Entertainment join live-action Tiger & Bunny movie

Global Road Entertainment join live-action Tiger & Bunny movie

0 comments 📅09 May 2018, 18:45

It was announced back in 2015 that there would be a live-action Tiger & Bunny movie on the way from Bandai Namco Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Now Deadline is reporting that Global Road Entertainment and Weed Road Pictures have joined the production.

Based on the anime series, it is set in the fictional world of Stern Bild City, where superheroes are sponsored by real-life companies. With their heroics broadcast on the hit TV show, Hero TV, superheroes can gain points; the one with the most points becoming the ‘King of Heroes’. Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, aka Wild Tiger, is one of the lowest ranking heroes in Stern Bild. When his original sponsor is bought out, he is forced to work alongside Barnaby Brooks Jr, aka Bunny. Unfortunately, they both have conflicting views and methods when it comes to fighting crime.

The adaptation will be produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins of Imagine Entertainment, as well as Bandai Namco Pictures’ Masayuki Ozaki, who was also one of the original producers on the anime series, and Akiva Goldsman of Weed Road Pictures. There is currently no director attached to the project, but the script will be written by Ellen Shanman.

“We are thrilled to partner with Imagine, Bandai Namco and Weed Road on Tiger & Bunny,” said Lynn Harris, Global Road Entertainment’s President of Worldwide Production. “Mr. Ozaki and his team’s globally recognized story and beloved characters provide us with the potential to not only produce a feature film that will appeal to the masses, but also generate a fully developed franchise across the theatrical, television and digital entertainment spaces.”

“After a long voyage, we have finally reached new ground,” said Masayuki Ozaki. “We are truly honoured to be able to create the future with our collaborative partner whom we wholeheartedly trust. We are determined to live up to our supporters’ and fans’ expectations and bring this exciting project to life.”

The series saw the release of two anime films, Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning in 2012, and Tiger & Bunny: The Rising in 2014. There is also a new spin-off series, DOUBLE DECKER! Doug & Kirill, which is to be broadcast in Japan later this year.

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