It was just a little over four years ago that Viz Media, LLC ponied up its catalogue, partnering with UTA to develop its manga and anime content into live action formats.
ONE and Yusuke Murata’s One Punch Man became part of the line up and as it turns out, those propsects now home to Sony Pictures Sony according to Variety. Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker (Venom) are adapting the property with Avi and Ari Arad producing.
One Punch Man centers on Saitama, an unassuming young man who decides to become a hero for fun, joining the Hero Association to help defend Earth from an onslaught of monsters. His superior strength and seeming indestructibility, however, are his biggest downfall whenever he confronts enemies, as it only takes a single punch to defeat them.
For Saitama, being a hero becomes more of a bore than anything, thus begging the question: Can a hero be too strong? Reluctantly joined by deuteragonist and loyal disciple, humanoid S-class crimefighting 19-year old male cyborg, Genos, Saitama will knockout as many city-demolishing foes as it takes to answer that question.
ONE’s manga self-published in 2009 and gained ground upon landing at Weekly Shonen Jump’s Jump Comics imprint for a relaunch in 2012, and led to a current hit two-season animated series from Tokyo TV.