Boichi’s sci-fi action manga ORIGIN will be adapted into a Hollywood live-action feature film produced by Majestic Limited, with Kodansha co-producing it.
No further information have been revealed yet.
Darius Shahmir, the co-founder of Majestic Limited, expressed his enthusiasm on the project, stating, “We are extremely proud to be working with Kodansha and Boichi on ‘Origin.’ This project will redefine the boundaries of manga and entertainment, while delivering an unforgettable experience to fans worldwide. We believe this collaboration will leave an indelible mark on the industry and allow new ancillary avenues to open up along the way“.
Takami Yohei, head of Kodansha’s rights and media business unit, also shared his excitement on the collaboration, “Kodansha has always been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of creativity and storytelling by delivering our stories through various media. We are excited to bring a new form of ‘Origin,’ an amazing sci-fi story created by Boichi-sensei, to the global audiences, and to collaborate with Majestic“.
ORIGIN is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Boichi. It was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Magazine from September 2016 to February 2019, with its chapters collected in ten tankōbon volumes. In 2019, Origin won the Grand Prize at the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival.