Destin Daniel Cretton to Direct Live-Action 'Naruto' Film

Lionsgate has announced Destin Daniel Cretton, director of 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,' will write and direct a live-action adaptation of the manga 'Naruto.'

The film, set to bring the beloved manga 'Naruto' by Masashi Kishimoto to the big screen, has been long in development at Lionsgate with previsions directors attached. Both Kishimoto and Cretton have expressed excitement over their collaboration, promising a film combining spectacular action with profound drama. The adaptation aims to cater to long-time fans and new audiences, with a storyline following adolescent ninja Naruto Uzumaki's aspirations to become his community's leader.