It’s been a while since we posted about the live-action Hollywood remake of Makoto Shinkai’s wildly popular your name. anime film. While a release window has yet to be revealed, the film officially has a director in Marc Webb, who previously helmed movies like 500 Days of Summer and The Amazing Spider-Man.
Original anime film producer Genki Kawamura says Webb was their first candidate for the job. Despite Shinkai’s previous disinterest in how the remake turns out, even the director is excited about the decision. Here’s what Shinkai had to say about it in a tweet:
“It is announced that the director of the Hollywood edition of Your Name. is Marc Webb. He is my favorite director, I am so happy! We will do our best on our new film not to be defeated by it. I secretly put a homage to Marc Webb’s 500 Days of Summer into Weathering With You (laugh), please look forward to it if you are a fan of his films.”
ハリウッド版『君の名は。』、監督がマーク・ウェブと発表になりました。大好きな監督です、うれしい！ 僕たちの新作も負けないようにがんばります。『天気の子』にはマーク・ウェブの『（500）日のサマー』オマージュもこっそり紛れてたりしますので笑、彼のファンの方はそんなところもお楽しみに。 https://t.co/7B8jUiRoLG
— 新海誠 (@shinkaimakoto) February 15, 2019