Exactly a year ago came the news that Netflix was planning a live-action film adaptation of manga and anime sensation “My Hero Academia” to be produced by Legendary Entertainment who had acquired the rights back in 2018.

“Army of the Dead” and “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series scribe Joby Harold was to write the film’s screenplay for what will be filmmaker Shinsuke Sato’s English-language debut.

This week, Harold was out talking up the Apple TV+ series “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” in which he’s involved and was asked by Collider about his involvement and if the project is real.

He says not only is it real but he’s currently actively working on it and is keen to get it out there:

“Yes, it is [real]. Absolutely. It is something I’m working on and loving working on. I’m excited to do it and get it out there. It’s a big one. I can speak to the fact that it is live-action and I think that’s probably all I can speak to, but it’s a big deal in my life. I’m really enjoying it. It’s amazing. It’s an amazing opportunity and I’m really excited about it.”

Debuting in 2014, the manga quickly became a worldwide smash and resulted in an anime series. The story takes place in a world where 80% of people have a developed power called a ‘quirk’.

Superhero fanboy Izuku Midoriya (aka Deku) was born without a quirk which makes him almost give up his dream of going to U.A. High School, the most prestigious hero training academy.

But after a chance encounter with the legendary All Might, Deku starts on the road to becoming the greatest hero. Mary Parent and Alex Garcia are slated to produce the film with Toho Co., Ltd. to distribute the film theatrically in Japan.

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