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Hollywood's Tiger & Bunny Film Hires Writer Ellen Shanman

posted on by Egan Loo
Novelist already adapted another superhero story, The Brokenhearted

The producers behind the proposed live-action Hollywood film adaptation of Sunrise's Tiger & Bunny anime have hired Ellen Shanman as a scriptwriter. Shaman wrote the novels Right Before Your Eyes and Everything Nice, and she also wrote screen adaptations of Everything Nice for Charlize Theron's Denver & Delilah Productions, Falling Out of Fashion (renamed Liv for the adaptation) for 2S Films and Alcon Entertainment, and the young adult superhero novel The Brokenhearted for New Line Cinema and Alloy.

The original television anime series centers around heroes for hire — super powered beings known as NEXT who wear sponsor logos while fighting crime on live television.

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment are producing the proposed film with All Nippon Entertainment Works CEO Sandy Climan and Bandai Namco Pictures' Masayuki Ozaki. Imagine Entertainment President Erica Huggins is overseeing the project.

Keiichi Satou (Karas director, The Big O character/mechanical designer) directed the original anime, and Masafumi Nishida (live-action Kaibutsu-kun) wrote and oversaw the scripts. Manga artist Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, DNA², I''s, Zetman), a well-known fan of Batman and other superhero comics, created the original character designs.

The 2011 anime series spawned already two anime movies: Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning in 2012 and Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising- in 2014. Viz released the television series, the films, and the tie-in manga in North America.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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