Lionsgate Puts ‘Naruto’ Live-Action Movie Back Into Development with Screenwriter Tasha Huo

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Today, Daniel Ritchman revealed on his Patreon that a Naruto live-action movie is back in development at Lionsgate. The report states that screenwriter Tasha Huo (Red Sonja, The Witcher: Blood Origin) has written the latest draft of the script after Jonathan Levine. The draft was written before the current WGA Writer Strike.

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The film was originally announced by the studio with director Michael Gracey before he made The Greatest Showman. A casting call even went out for the three main leads Naruto, Saskue & Sakura, in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, everything was halted by the studio. Avi Arad (Spider-Man) is set to produce the film for Lionsgate.

Naruto has no set release date

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