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Justin Lin to work with another bald guy after Fast X exit, tapped to direct One Punch Man live action adaptation

After leaving the Fast X production, director Justin Lin finds himself working with another bald guy more powerful than Vin Diesel as he’s going to be working on a live action adaptation of the anime series One Punch Man.


Deadline reports that Lin will be stepping onboard the Sony Pictures adaptation of One Punch Man working with a script from Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner; the writers behind Venom and Jumanji: The Next Level. The One Punch Man live action film will also be producd by Avi Arad and Ari Arad, who produced the Spider-Man movies before as well as most of the X-Men films with Fox.

According to reports, Lin will be working on the script with the goal of starting production for the film by the end of the year.

I’m down for this as long as they make sure to bring in the classic JAM Project intro song…

Let me save you a click by copy-pasta-ing the Wikipedia entry for One Punch Man…

One-Punch Man (JapaneseワンパンマンHepburnWanpanman) is a Japanese superhero franchise created by the artist ONE. It tells the story of Saitama, a superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch but seeks to find a worthy opponent after growing bored by a lack of challenge due to his overwhelming strength. ONE wrote the original webcomic version in early 2009.

A digital manga remake began publication on Shueisha‘s Tonari no Young Jump website in June 2012. The manga is illustrated by Yusuke Murata, and its chapters are periodically compiled and published into individual tankōbon volumes. As of June 2022, 26 volumes have been released. In North America, Viz Media has licensed the remake manga for English language release and was serialized in its Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine.

An anime adaptation of the manga, produced by Madhouse, was broadcast in Japan from October to December 2015. A second season, produced by J.C.Staff, was broadcast from April to July 2019. The anime series is licensed in North America by Viz Media, and premiered in the United States on Adult Swim‘s Toonami programming block in July 2016. The second season premiered in October 2019.

As of June 2012, the original webcomic surpassed 7.9 million hits. As of April 2020, the manga remake had sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series.


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