'‘Blindspotting’ Director Carlos López Estrada Joins ‘Your Name’ Remake

López Estrada Joins ‘Your Name’ Remake

Carlos López

Estrada has been enlisted by Paramount, Bad Robot and Toho to rewrite and direct

” The

film is currently in development and is based on the the 2016 animated romantic fantasy drama, considered

The initial

version was written by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer, who is best known for his

Abrams will

produce the film alongside Hannah Minghella and Jon Cohen, with Genki Kawamura, who produced the

 “Your Name” was

a staggering hit in Japan, grossing over $230 million in that country alone

In this

re-imagined 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

 Toho will handle

distribution of the film in Japan; Paramount will release the picture in the U

López Estrada is

an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker from Mexico City

” premiered at

the opening night of the 2018 edition of Sundance

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