Your Name: Everything We Know About The Adaptation So Far

Another beloved Japanese animation film is getting a live-action adaptation. Makoto Shinkai's breathtaking 2016 sci-fi anime film "Your Name" is getting the live-action treatment, with Paramount enlisting Academy Award-nominated filmmaker of "Raya and the Last Dragon," Carlos López Estrada, to helm it. The film is currently in development, with Estrada writing the script, following an initial draft from "Bird Box" writer Eric Heisserer.

"Your Name" is considered a modern classic in Japan and was a significant hit in the country, grossing over $230 million at the time of its release. The film is a love story for the ages, plus, it combines the concepts of magic, time travel, and the beauty of friendship all in one. Its animation style is visceral, making the idea of a live-action remake seem less than ideal, but with Estrada attached, we can expect good things.

Here's everything we know about the adaptation so far!

What is the Your Name adaptation about?

"Your Name" chronicles the story of a high school boy in Tokyo and a high school girl from the Japanese countryside who inexplicably begin to swap bodies. The bizarre occurrence takes place randomly, and the two are compelled to adjust their lives around each other. As per the announcement from Variety, the anime's "reimagined" version will follow a similar storyline, with perhaps the difference being its setting. Here's the remake's full description shared by the publication:

"In this reimagined version, two teenagers discover they are magically and intermittently swapping bodies. When a disaster threatens to upend their lives, they must journey to meet and save their worlds."

The original film's distributor, Toho, will handle the film's distribution in Japan, while Paramount will release the movie in the United States and all other international territories.

What we know about the cast and crew of the Your Name adaptation

Although a cast for the film is yet to be announced, we know all about the creative team behind the adaptation. As mentioned, Mexican filmmaker Carlos López Estrada is helming the film and writing the script. This isn't the only live-action remake that Estrada is presently working on — he is also developing a live-action CGI adaption of Disney's "Robin Hood." Estrada is an acclaimed filmmaker, and regardless of animation fans' aversion to their live-action remakes, we can consider this project to be in good hands.

Sci-fi producer and filmmaker J.J. Abrams ("Armageddon," "Star Trek") is producing the "Your Name" remake via his production company Bad Robot, with Hannah Minghella and Jon Cohen also serving as producers. Leading Japanese producer and best-selling author of "If Cats Disappeared From The World," Genki Kawamura, who produced the original animated film, will also produce its remake.

The live-action version has been in the works for a few years now, with filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung ("Minari") initially attached as director. Chung had to step down from the role due to scheduling conflicts earlier this year, and Paramount enlisted Estrada for the job. The project has changed hands far too many times, but if it can capture the original's essence, we might finally have a worthy anime live-action remake in the world. Here's hoping!