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The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog revealed that Ellen Shanman was hired to write the script for the Hollywood adaptation of Tiger & Bunny.
Shanman is a novelist, whose works include Right Before Your Eyes and Everything Nice. She penned the film adaptation Everything Nice for Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah Productions. She also adapted Falling Out of Fashion for the silver screen, which will be produced under the title Liv, and young-adult super hero novel The Brokenhearted.
Producer Ron Howard commented on the news, stating:
As we move forward in developing the wonderful Tiger & Bunny film, we are delighted to add a true rising star in Ellen Shanman to bring the story and characters to life […] Ellen’s strong, visionary, creative voice is a perfect match to adapt this wildly popular story for new audiences.
All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW) is co-producing Tiger & Bunny with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment. Howard and Grazer, as well as ANEW CEO Sandy Climan, ANEW’s Annmarie Bailey, and Bandai Namco Pictures’s Masayuki Ozaki are attached to the project as producers.
Viz Media currently holds the rights to the Tiger & Bunny anime and manga in North America.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter