Netflix has officially boarded the upcoming live-action film adaptation of My Hero Academia, which will be produced by Legendary Entertainment. Shinsuke Sato (Alice in Borderland) serves as director and executive producer on the project, which will be written by Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Army of the Dead).
My Hero Academia follows a group of distinctive characters as they battle their way through high school in a world where 80% of Earth’s population manifests some kind of exceptional ability called a “quirk”. For superhero fanboy Izuku Midoriya (aka Deku), being born without a quirk makes him almost give up his dream of going to U.A. High School, the most prestigious hero training academy. But after a chance encounter with the legendary All Might, Deku starts on the road to become the greatest hero.
The manga, which has over 65 million total copies (including digital editions) in circulation worldwide as a series, is written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi and has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since 2014. The sixth season of the anime series recently premiered in October.
The film will be distributed theatrically in Japan by Toho Co., Ltd.