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Deadline: Julius Avery to Direct Hollywood Live-Action Gantz Adaptation

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Entertainment news site reports adaptation is in early development

Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Monday that according to its sources, Julius Avery (live-action 2018 Overlord film, Son of a Gun) will direct Sony Pictures' planned live-action adaptation of Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga. Deadline also reported that Temple Hill is producing the adaptation, and that the project is in early development with no start date set yet.

Deadline had previously reported in May 2020 that producer and scriptwriter Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia) was "already in business with Sony Pictures adapting the graphic novel Gantz."

Guggenheim stated on Twitter in May 2020 regarding an adaptation of the manga, "I'm having a lot of fun with it.

Oku's Gantz manga ran from 2000 to 2013. The manga inspired a television anime, a CG anime film, two Japanese live-action films, and two spinoff manga. Dark Horse Comics released the manga in North America. Oku launched the ongoing GANTZ:E historical spinoff manga with artist Jin Kagetsu in January 2020.

Source: Deadline (Justin Kroll)

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