Amid the pandemic and delays, the film industry is preparing for when the situation starts to normalize and can be re-filmed. That’s why Sony announced today that together with production company Arad Productions it is working on a live-action adaptation of the anime One Punch Man.One Punch Man debuted in 2009 as a webcomic and quickly went viral, becoming one of many young Jump Next magazine publications in 2012. Since then the series has become worldwide success, with more than 30 million copies sold, and has received nominations for the Eisner and Harvey awards.The success of One Punch Man resulted in an anime series that features two seasons and more than a dozen OVAs, and several video games on different platforms.
The story of One Punch Man follows Saitama, a superhero who has the ability to eliminate any enemy or villain with a single blow, and in the face of the tedium of not finding a rival worthy of his power in his fight against evil, he is dedicated to finding opponents who represent him a challenge. The film will feature script by the duo Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who have become Sony favorites: Rosenberg and Pinkner were responsible for The screenplays of Venom, which became an unexpected hit that earned him a sequel, and the two installments of Jumanji, the reboot/sequel to the Robin Williams film that became worldwide phenomena with more than 960 and nearly 800 million dollars raised worldwide.
It wasn’t the only news that came from Sony today. The distributor also announced the name of the aforementioned Venom sequel and the new planned release date for production.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
will be the title of the second part, which was planned for October 2 of this year but will now arrive only on June 25, 2021.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage adds to the rest of Sony’s delays, including Morbius (July 31-March 19, 202), Ghostbusters: Afterlife (July 10 to March 5, 2021) and Uncharted (March 5-8, 2021). In this note: