Apparently, that live-action Naruto movie is still in the works, and it looks like the man who first brought the manga to life is helping out with the production. Masashi Kishimoto announced his involvement at this year’s Jump Festa expo, sharing some pre-production images with audience members. Whee!
It’s been over a year since Lionsgate announced it was making a live-action Naruto film, signing on relative unknown Michael Gracey to direct. Since then, nothing much has happened, leaving many of us to secretly hope it was dead in the water before it could reach the dazzling heights of Dragonball Evolution, Lionsgate’s last attempt to bring an anime to the big screen.