Latest director for the live-action adaptation of 'Your Name' exits production

Written by: Adrian Andulan | Published on: July 23, 2021 at 8:00 AM PHT (GMT+8)

The upcoming Hollywood remake of Makoto Shinkai's hit animated movie 'Your Name' has developed some problems after scheduling conflicts make it without a director.

Director Lee Isaac Chung was brought on to the project as the newest director to helm the film’s production. Before Chung, Marc Webb of ‘The Amazing Spider-man’ fame was slated to be the film’s director. But Webb suddenly left production for unknown reasons. Known for previously working on the critically lauded ‘Minari’, for which he was nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards, Lee Isaac Chung’s departure has once again left the studios in search of other directors to carry the project. Reports say that the studio, Paramount, is already looking into potential directors, though no names have been released.

The film will be produced by the Paramount Studios and with J.J. Abrams as producer. Genki Kawamura, producer of the original animated movie, is also producing this remake. The screenplay is written by Eric Heisserer known for writing the award winning movie ‘Arrival’.


‘Your Name’ is a romantic fantasy drama between two teenagers who find themselves connected through time and space when they suddenly start switching bodies. While they try to solve the mystery of their circumstance, they also slowly learn about each other and fall in love. The original movie is directed by Makoto Shinkai.

Source: IGN, Crunchyroll, Deadline