Lee Isaac Chung, one of the main names of last edition of the oscar on account of 'Minari', he left the direction of the American live action adaptation of the animation 'Your Name'. According to information from the Deadline, the reason for leaving was “schedule conflicts” with the schedule of Paramount‎‎ Pictures.

The studio and the ‎‎Bad Robot, producer of JJ Abrams, are quickly looking for a replacement in the market and have even come into contact with different filmmakers – none of the names, however, was disclosed.


It is noteworthy that Chung was announced as a director in September last year, replacing Mark Webb ('The Spectacular Spider-Man', '500 Days with Her') after Paramount's decision to rewrite the screenplay originally written by Eric Heisserer ('The Arrival').

Your Name live action anime
'Your Name': live action loses its director… for the second time! Image: CoMix Wave Films/Disclosure

Created by Makoto Shinkai, the original 2016 feature tells the story of two teenagers who discover they are able to switch bodies. However, both are frightened by the imminence of a potential disaster, so they must do everything possible to cross time and space – all while dealing with their own feelings for each other. 

The anime film received critical acclaim and became a blockbuster in Japan and around the world, grossing $355 million at the global box office and subsequently nominated for numerous awards, including the 2017 Annie Awards - considered the "Animation Oscar" . 

With production by JJ Abrams in conjunction with Paramount and screenplay by Emily V. Gordon ('Sick of Love'), there is still no preview for the live action movie of 'Your Name'. The original animation is available in Brazil through the HBO Max.

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Sources: Deadline e Anime News Network

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