Minari Director Exits American Your Name Remake

Minari director Lee Isaac Chung is no longer involved in the American live-action remake of Your Name.

According to Deadline, Chung left the director's chair of Your Name due to scheduling conflicts. Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions are now on the hunt for a new filmmaker to helm the production, though it is unknown which candidates are being considered. It is also unclear what direction the film's screenplay will go in as Chung was previously tasked with rewriting Emily V. Gordon's script for Your Name.

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Chung is not the first filmmaker to be attached to direct Your Name. Previously, The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb was tasked with helming an American take on Your Name, with Eric Heisserer initially being in charge of the screenplay. Webb eventually left the feature for undisclosed reasons.

The original Your Name is a 2016 anime film directed by Makoto Shinkai, who is also known for directing the movies Weathering With You and The Place Promised in Our Early Days. Upon its initial release, it became a massive box office success, particularly in Japan where it grossed $303 million. Its lucrative nature extended well beyond its home country, as seen by its $81.3 million haul from China, as well as a $5 million sum from its North American release.

The American remake of Your Name does not currently have a release date.

Source: Deadline

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