It’s always interesting to find out what anime directors think of the live-action remakes that eventually come to pass. In the case of your name., J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production house are producing a live-action adaptation along with Paramount, so let’s see what original director Makoto Shinkai has to say about it.
Shinkai mentioned Hollywood taking on his film during a recent press event. He said, “I often compare my works to my children … but I don’t have much interest in how my kids will turn out.”
It sounds like Shinkai is just fine letting this one free to become its own thing.
“There was the announcement that Hollywood was making [a your name. movie]. However, while at the same time looking forward to it, I felt like this was the beginning of a journey, and what kind of adult it would be was a question for the work itself.”
Much like Shinkai, we’ll have to wait and see how this one turns out for ourselves.