Netflix is making another live-action anime adaptation, and this time it’s ramping up My Hero Academia. In an announcement on its website, the streamer says that filmmaker Shinsuke Sato (I am a hero, Kingdom) will serve as director while Obi Wan Kenobi producer Joby Harold is writing the script.
My Hero Academia is set in a universe where the majority of humans are born with superpowers – called quirks – and revolves around the once wayward Izuku Midoriya (or Deku). When Midoriya gains super strength from the hero he most adores, All Might, he is accepted into the prestigious UA High School for heroes-in-training. There he meets other quirky students as he works to unlock his true power and come face to face with powerful enemies.
It’s too early to say who will play Midoriya and some of the other supporting roles, such as the gravity-defying Ochaco Uraraka, the fiery Katsuki Bakugo, or the top hero All Might. But as is the case with other live-action anime adaptations, casting can make or break the remake.
My Hero Academia will hit theaters in Japan and will hit Netflix everywhere, though there’s no word on a release date.