Lionsgate is in negotiations with Michael Gracey to direct an adaptation of the popular
Japanese manga series “Naruto.”
The studio has closed the rights deal to the series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto
first published in 1997. The manga, which has sold more than 200 million copies in print
follows adolescent ninja Naruto Uzumaki, who dreams of becoming the village ninja,
community’s protector and leader.
Avi Arad is producing through his Arad Productions. Erik Feig, Geoff Shaveitz and
Kelly O’Malley will oversee for the studio.
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