Legendary Entertainment is the one producing it

The Company Legendary Entertainment has revealed that they are working on a Live-Action movie based on the manga of My Hero Academia.

Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter (Pacific Rim) are supervising the movie for Legendary Entertainment while Ryosuke Yoritomi is supervising it from the part of Shueisha, being TOHO the distributor of the movie in Japan.

Viz media is publishing the manga in the west and describes the story as follows:

“What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks” at age four? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?

Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny..”

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Via: Crunchyroll Latín América (Spanish)