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Your Name (upcoming film)

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Your Name
Directed byLee Isaac Chung
Produced by
  • J. J. Abrams
  • Genki Kawamura
  • Lindsey Weber
Screenplay byEmily V. Gordon
Based onYour Name
by Makoto Shinkai
Bad Robot Productions
Distributed byParamount Pictures

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Your Name is an upcoming romantic fantasy film directed by Lee Isaac Chung, and is based on the film of the same name by Makoto Shinkai


A Native American woman living in the rural countryside and a young man from Chicago discover they are swapping bodies. They must journey to meet and work together to save their worlds from a potential disaster.[1]


It was announced in September 2017 that J. J. Abrams has acquired the rights to the 2016 film through his Bad Robot Productions banner, with Eric Heisserer set to write the screenplay.[2] In February 2019, Marc Webb was hired to direct.[3]

In January 2020, the original film's director/writer, Makoto Shinkai, revealed that Abrams sent him the remake's script for his approval.[4] In September, it was announced Lee Isaac Chung was now directing the film, with Emily V. Gordon rewriting the screenplay.[5]


  1. Barder, Ollie. "The Live-Action Movie Of 'Your Name' Is No Longer Set In Japan". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  2. "J.J. Abrams, Paramount Team for Sci-Fi Love Story 'Your Name'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  3. Jr, Mike Fleming; Jr, Mike Fleming (2019-02-15). "'Amazing Spider-Man's Marc Webb To Direct 'Your Name' Remake For Toho, Paramount, Bad Robot". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  4. Taylor-Foster Jr., Kim (January 14, 2020). "'Your Name' Creator Is Approving Scripts For JJ Abrams Remake". www.fandom.com. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  5. Kroll, Justin; Kroll, Justin (2020-09-18). "Lee Isaac Chung To Direct 'Your Name' Live-Action Reimagining From Toho, Paramount And Bad Robot". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-09-18.

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