Fresh from the success of its Sundance Film Festival winner MinariWriter and director Lee Isaac Chung has already planned another major project for himself. Chung is supposed to adapt and direct Your name, based on the 2016 romantic anime film by Makoto Shinkai. The massive global hit tells the story of two teenagers who realize they need to swap bodies and work together in an impending disaster.
JJ Abrams, who was a huge fan of the original film, will produce this live-action recording with his company Bad Robot and will be distributing it by Paramount. Deadline Shifts. Chung is the third writer to pass the script on afterwards The big sick oneEmily V. Gordon and arrivalEric Heisserer previously worked on drafts. Chung’s film Minari It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received critical acclaim. It then won the audience award. It will be distributed by A24 at a time to be announced.
Jordan Raup said in our review, “There is no shortage of films depicting the pains of assimilation and the pursuit of the American dream for a more promising future. It was common for these stories to tell of trips from another country to a metropolis somewhere in the land of the free. When it comes to the family of MinariHowever, you have lived in the US for some time and made a life for yourself on the West Coast. But Jacob (Steven Yeun) has dreams that go beyond separating chickens into male and female garbage cans as a cog in industrialized agriculture. So he moves his Korean-American family to the rural outskirts of Arkansas, where he and wife Monica (Yeri Han) do the same job while trying to build a more fertile life on their own farm of Korean produce. All the joys and struggles of this journey are captured with a sharp, warm tenderness by Lee Isaac Chung, whose carefully considered drama deserves a breakthrough for the writer-director who now has five features in his name. “
See the trailer for Your name below.