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Hollywood “Tiger & Bunny” Film In Production; New Staff Announced


Tiger & Bunny Key VisualIt looks like Hero TV is opening an American branch.

Earlier today, Bandai Namco Pictures revealed two new production partners for the Hollywood adaptation of Tiger & Bunny. Global Road Entertainment and Weed Road Pictures signed on as partners for the project.

Through the partnership, Weed Road Pictures’ Akiva Goldsman and Global Road Entertainment President of Worldwide Production Lynn Harris will sign on as producers.

The Hollywood version of Tiger & Bunny was first announced in 2015. All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW) is co-producing the feature 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.

Novelist Ellen Shanman (Liv, The Brokenhearted) is writing the script for the project.

Tiger & Bunny is a 2011 anime series by Sunrise. The show was directed by Keiichi Satou (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis), and featured character designs by the team of Kenji Hayama and Masaki Yamada.

The series spawned three manga adaptations, as well as two films: Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning and Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising-. Viz Media currently holds the rights to the Tiger & Bunny anime titles in North America.

Viz describes the title as:

Stern Bild City is a thriving metropolis where superheroes called “NEXTs” protect the streets, sponsors pull the strings, and a hugely popular show called Hero TV captures all of it. Veteran hero Kotetsu Kaburagi (a.k.a. Wild Tiger) and hotheaded new hero Barnaby Brooks, Jr. (nicknamed Bunny by his friends) are forced to team up not only to protect Stern Bild City, but to earn as many points on Hero TV as possible.

Joined by a diverse cast of heroes, all with different powers and answering to their own corporate sponsors, Tiger and Bunny must find a way to work together, uncover the secret of the “Ouroboros,” and earn enough points to become this year’s King of Heroes.

Source: Comic Natalie

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