It was announced that Paramount and J.J. Abrams will be teaming up to create an adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name (Kimi no Na wa). So far, Eric Heisserer (Arrival) will be writing the script for the movie. Abrams will produce the film under his Bad Robot banner. Genki Kawahara, the original producer for Your Name, is also on board to produce the movie. Paramount and Bad Robot will also collaborate with Toho Co, who originally produced the hit film.

No information on when the movie will begin shooting or a release date have beena n describes Your Name as follows:

Mitsuha Miyamizu, a high school girl, yearns to live the life of a boy in the bustling city of Tokyo—a dream that stands in stark contrast to her present life in the countryside. Meanwhile in the city, Taki Tachibana lives a busy life as a high school student while juggling his part-time job and hopes for a future in architecture.

One day, Mitsuha awakens in a room that is not her own and suddenly finds herself living the dream life in Tokyo—but in Taki’s body! Elsewhere, Taki finds himself living Mitsuha’s life in the humble countryside. In pursuit of an answer to this strange phenomenon, they begin to search for one another.

Kimi no Na wa. revolves around Mitsuha and Taki’s actions, which begin to have a dramatic impact on each other’s lives, weaving them into a fabric held together by fate and circumstance.

Your Name has earned $355 million worldwide making it one of the most successful anime movies in history. A Blu-ray of the film released in Japan back in July while the U.S. release of the Blu-ray is due out on November 7.

A review of Your Name can be found here:

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