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Tasha Huo has reportedly been set as the screenwriter for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto’s “Naruto” manga and anime franchise reports Variety.

Huo penned the upcoming “Red Sonja” film and is the showrunner on the Netflix and Legendary “Tomb Raider” anime series, both projects expected to arrive on screen next year.

The serialized “Naruto” manga arrived in 1999, and quickly topped sales charts and landed an anime adaptation. It follows the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who seeks recognition from his peers and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village.

The manga’s story spans his pre-teen and teenage years and runs across 72 volumes spanning fifteen years of writing. The anime incorporates 720 episodes across two series along with 11 animated films, 12 original video animations, multiple video games and more.

It is one of the best-selling manga series in history having 250 million copies in circulation worldwide. Though a “Naruto” film has been rumored for some years, this marks the first serious movement on one in that time.

Talk of the adaptation follows in the wake of Netflix’s highly successful “One Piece” live-action adaptation of the anime series which has already scored a renewal.



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