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Naruto live-action movie coming to America, will star Shia LaBeouf

5:00 PM on 04.01.2009 // Chelsea Thompson

Hot off the news of the Code Geass live-action film, we get another adaption coming in. After the explosion of success that was Dragonball: Evolution, Viz Media has decided to bring another popular anime series to the silver screen: the ever-popular Naruto. However, this time they felt it would be necessary to have an American cast, due to viewer complaints about Dragonball's "terrible" dialog. It seems there was a little bit of a culture barrier between the Asian actors and the American audiences.

Since the plot line and character development devised by the writers was pure cinematic gold, the producers knew that choosing the right actors would be key. The Naruto movie will star American actor Shia LaBeouf as Naruto, whose presence should draw out some of the female spectators as well.

"LaBeouf has a lot to offer us as an actor in our movie and is perfect for the part of Naruto," commented an anonymous employee from Viz Media. "This is going to be a more modern, teen date-type of movie. We're hoping young women will see his name on the movie and go 'Wow, Shia LaBeouf? I don't know what Naruto is, but that guy is hot!'"

No word as to the supporting cast or release date at this time. 

Chelsea Thompson,
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