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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’s co-writer and director Destin Daniel Cretton is making the leap from comics to manga with a live-action adaptation of Naruto. One of the most popular anime and manga properties of the last several decades, Naruto has lived many lives as a comic book, several animated shows, and a slew of animated movies, not to mention a never-ending series of video games. The Hollywood Reporter notes that Cretton’s attachment to the adaptation is one of the first major moves in its development since 2015, and he is set to write and direct the movie.

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Cretton, who is also working on a sequel to Shang-Chi and a show based on the Marvel superhero Wonder Man, personally obtained the blessing of Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto after a recent visit to Tokyo. Kishimoto will help oversee the production of the adaptation.

When speaking of Cretton, Mashimoto had this to say:

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