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One Punch Man film in development with Venom scriptwriters

The movie adaptation is based on the popular manga and anime character who can defeat his opponents with – you guessed it – one punch.

One Punch Man film in development with Venom scriptwriters

One Punch Man is being developed into a film. (Photo: YouTube/animelab)

Everyone’s favourite bald superhero is set to make an appearance on the big screen and no, we don’t mean Marvel’s Professor X.

Get your push-ups, sit-ups, and 10-kilometre runs ready because One Punch Man, also known as Saitama, now has a film adaptation in development from Sony Pictures, reported Variety on Wednesday (Apr 22).

Venom writers Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner will be working on the adaptation of the hugely popular manga and anime series. They were also involved in the two rebooted Jumanji films, the latest of which grossed almost US$800 million (S$1.1 billion) worldwide. Venom was also a success, bringing in US$856 million (S$1.2 billion) worldwide.

Hopefully this spells a good future for One Punch Man, about a superhero in Japan who is so powerful that he can defeat anyone with a single punch. And all he needs to achieve this are 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, and a 10-kilometre run every single day. Now that the circuit breaker has been extended, you might want to consider picking up this “home workout”.

However, he soon grows tired of winning so easily and yearns for a worthy opponent.

Since it first appeared as an online web comic in 2009 by Japanese artist ONE, One Punch Man has become a worldwide sensation. The original web comic was characterised by its subversion of common anime, manga and superhero themes, and was soon developed into a manga series and a critically-acclaimed anime TV series.

Source: CNA/sr