Michael Gracey to Direct 'Naruto' Film for Lionsgate

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Lionsgate Studio has signed on Michael Gracey to direct an adaptation of the wildly popular manga series "Naruto," as reported by Variety. The manga debuted in 1997 written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto and it sold more than 200 million print copies. The story follows young ninja Naruto Uzumaki as he dreams of becoming the village ninja.

The studio is still in negotiations for the rights. Avi Arad and Ari Arad are set to produce the film. Gracey is a visual effects specialist who has moved into directing. We'll keep you updated as this develops.

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#1 Posted by JonSmith (4529 posts) - - Show Bio

This isn't happening. Until I see a trailer, this isn't happening. And MAYBE not even then.

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#2 Posted by HandOfPrometheus (884 posts) - - Show Bio

Why the hell did Kishimoto agree to this?

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#3 Posted by Rpgesus (5380 posts) - - Show Bio

Nurutu

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#4 Posted by gamiz7 (1398 posts) - - Show Bio
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#5 Posted by KritikalMassX (1510 posts) - - Show Bio
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#6 Posted by SpitfirePanda (2573 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this going to be live action? 'Cuz if it is... I might just cry.

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#7 Posted by Koays (11732 posts) - - Show Bio

Dear god.... why?

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#8 Posted by gamiz7 (1398 posts) - - Show Bio

he should start out as a teen and it should be like die hard and red dawn with ninjas and black jack and hookers

someone call vanilla ice for the sountrack

i would watch it day one

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#9 Posted by Outside_85 (23518 posts) - - Show Bio

And in the great tradition of bringing anime to live action; it's going to suck. :)

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#10 Posted by Destinyhero20 (458 posts) - - Show Bio

@handofprometheus: Because of money

Anyway, I hope they try to make a good movie this time around. But I have a bad feeling, we'll see Naruto in normal High School and somehow turn into Kurama by the end of the movie.

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#11 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3645 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh, something that is sure to be just as disappointing as the end of the actual manga story. Seriously, that ending was terrible.

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#12 Edited by D9000 (1637 posts) - - Show Bio

Has there been any good live action adaptations of Japanese manga or anime? I remember the horrible dragon ball movie...

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#13 Posted by Destinyhero20 (458 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder why, they pick Naruto. Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Monster, Gundam, or Death Note would been better live action movie. Naruto is too out there, to draw in newer people

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#14 Posted by Atek (76 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no idea who this guy is and never even seen the movies he worked on. Now let's just hope they have a good screenplay writer who knows Naurto.

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#15 Posted by Spidey_Jackson (6359 posts) - - Show Bio

Geez.

It's really happening.

Beata

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#16 Posted by the_stegman (40354 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure people will compare it to Dragonball, but I'm gonna at least give it a chance.

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#17 Posted by Titanbreaker (1304 posts) - - Show Bio

If Dragon Ball Evolution and the Last Airbender have taught us anything its that this project should be cast into the fires of Mount Doom before it even begins.

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#18 Posted by InFamous_Wolf (1427 posts) - - Show Bio

Please someone save Naruto

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#19 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

Why.

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#20 Posted by Terrortuga (2135 posts) - - Show Bio

This is gonna end up like the 2012 Bleach live-action movie .

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#21 Posted by GhostPaDude (54 posts) - - Show Bio

The sad thing is that we know how this is going to turn out

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#22 Posted by Joey_Destroyer_of_Worlds (3392 posts) - - Show Bio

If there is even one credible actor in this I will be so surprised I just might see this movie.

Like, if Samuel L Jackson played Kakashi or something.

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#24 Posted by gamiz7 (1398 posts) - - Show Bio

@maximusthemad: thank you

also the head bands should have a secondary purpose

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#25 Posted by TheParadox (848 posts) - - Show Bio
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#26 Posted by AtheistKnowledge (9595 posts) - - Show Bio

When the hell did this happen? What the hell? How did i miss this? Is this going to be live action? Because if it is, it's gonna suck pretty hard... how the hell are you suppose to have an actor with pineapple hair, orange jumpsuit and fox whiskers in live action and take him seriously?

Kishimoto already ruined part 2 Naruto himself, why would they do this... greedy assholes...

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#27 Posted by Terrortuga (2135 posts) - - Show Bio
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#28 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't do it man!

DO. NOT. DO. IT.

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#29 Posted by angelalfonso (1420 posts) - - Show Bio
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#31 Posted by albusan (2945 posts) - - Show Bio

They're making this because Naruto could be played by a white kid with blonde hair and blue eyes.

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#32 Posted by The_Kidd (12402 posts) - - Show Bio

WTF? They are making a Live Action Naruto Movie. Lol!

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#33 Posted by TheParadox (848 posts) - - Show Bio
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#34 Posted by saiyan_earthling (5902 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely not a good idea.

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#35 Posted by StMichalofWilson (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

One anime/manga franchise has already been crushed by a live action movie. I don't want this one to suffer the same fate.

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#36 Posted by Jogga (1016 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh, something that is sure to be just as disappointing as the end of the actual manga story. Seriously, that ending was terrible.

The entirety of Part 2 was terrible.

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#37 Posted by Nolidoli (100 posts) - - Show Bio

@crimz: Oh my God that look! Lol

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#38 Posted by gokuss4z (3427 posts) - - Show Bio

Naruto evolution confirmed.

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#39 Posted by skyroid (2646 posts) - - Show Bio

YYYEEEEESSSSSSSSSS

THIS IS GONNA BE AS EPIC AS DRAGON BALL EVOLUTION AND AVATAR THE AIRBENDER

REMEMBER THOSE BLOCKBUSTER FILMS THAT MADE EVERY MOVIE IN A HISTORY LOOK LIKE TRASH

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#40 Posted by kivatt (333 posts) - - Show Bio

@jogga said:
@foxxfireart said:

Huh, something that is sure to be just as disappointing as the end of the actual manga story. Seriously, that ending was terrible.

The entirety of Part 2 was terrible.

Stop. Your hatred for the Ninja War and parts leading up to it are clouding your judge. Part 2 was amazing, until after Pain attacked Konoha. Then everything went down hill fast.

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#41 Posted by Jogga (1016 posts) - - Show Bio

@kivatt: No.

I tolerated the Kazekage Rescue Arc, I didn't like the Sasuke and Sai Arc, I was dissapointed by the Hidan and Kakazu arc, and I could care less over the Itachi persuit arc.

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#42 Posted by kivatt (333 posts) - - Show Bio

@jogga said:

@kivatt: No.

I tolerated the Kazekage Rescue Arc, I didn't like the Sasuke and Sai Arc, I was dissapointed by the Hidan and Kakazu arc, and I could care less over the Itachi persuit arc.

Well now.But you have to admit. The Sasuke and Deidara fight was amazing though

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#43 Posted by GHoST2130 (36 posts) - - Show Bio

This is gonna suck real bad

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#44 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Way way too late. Maybe back when it was popular but nowadays Naruto is the anime equivalent of a Rob Liefeld comic.

However I'm still glad Comic Vine is covering this, we need to get more Otaku into comics.

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#45 Posted by MachoMustachio (303 posts) - - Show Bio

This will be terrible, BELIEVE IT!

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#46 Edited by D9000 (1637 posts) - - Show Bio

@destinyhero20: There actually is a live action Death Note movie series. I didn't see it so I'm not sure if it's good but it does exists.

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0758742/

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#47 Posted by Destinyhero20 (458 posts) - - Show Bio

@d9000: I knew about that, there also a live action Death Note TV Show. I was talking about a Hollywood live action

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#48 Posted by Golden Cod (630 posts) - - Show Bio

Lionsgate Studio has signed on Michael Gracey to direct an adaptation...

...Gracey is a visual effects specialist who has moved into directing.

This is like giving a CGI department the job of script writing.

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#49 Posted by Jogga (1016 posts) - - Show Bio

@kivatt: I never liked Sasuke nor Deidara as characters, much less their fight scene.

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#50 Posted by mangakid1995 (609 posts) - - Show Bio

@d9000: I saw positive reviews for the live action Attack on Titan movie.

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