"One Punch Man": "Fast & Furious" Director to Take Charge

Sony has owned the rights to the anime since 2020 already

by Pierre Lorenz on June 15, 2022

As Deadline reported this week, Sony's planned "One Punch Man" movie adaptation is finally making progress. According to the article, they have found someone to be in charge of directing the movie, and it is said to be none other than "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin. The 50-year-old directed several parts of the action franchise in addition to "Star Trek Beyond" before dropping out of the upcoming "Fast & Furious 10" a couple of weeks ago due to having disagreements with Vin Diesel regarding the creative aspects. Sony now seems to have taken advantage of that opportunity, and as a result Lin will be involved in the production as well as the writing of the screenplay, in addition to directing the film. The two co-writers are "Jumanji" creator Jeff Pinkner and "Venom" author Scott Rosenberg. 

The story revolves around Saitama, who is nothing short of a superhero. His excessive training has made him so powerful that he can take down basically any opponent with a single punch. So far, there are 23 manga volumes as well as two seasons of the anime series, and many fans are eagerly awaiting the planned movie for the big screen. At present, there is no release date, but we will keep you up to date of course.

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