21 Sep – Nearly three years since the live-action "Your Name" remake was first announced, fans finally get another major update on it.
J.J. Abrams ("Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker") is still producing under his Bad Robot Productions banner but now there's a new writer-director onboard to helm the Paramount Pictures movie, as per Deadline's report.
Lee Isaac Chung has been tapped to not only direct the movie but also rewrite the script, based on the draft by Emily V. Gordon. "Arrival" screenwriter Eric Heisserer originally penned the script back when the project started in 2017.
Chung, who grew up on a small farm in Arkansas with his Korean immigrant parents, attended Yale University but left medical school to earn his MFA. He later made his directorial debut with "Munyurangabo", which was well received at its Cannes premiere. His latest work is "Minari", which won Sundance 2020's Grand Jury and Audience Awards.