It looks like Paprika is about to make its return but this time in live-action. Based on the novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui, the novel was famously turned into a film by animation director Satoshi Kon. To this day, it acts as a big inspiration to many directors and it seems that Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan will tackle
Deadline reveals that Amazon Studios and Hivemind are producing with Yan also taking on an executive producer role. It’ll bring the sci-fi and mind-bending classic to live-action which explores a technology that allows one to invade other people’s dreams. So, if you haven’t seen the animated film you’ll likely not expect just how it plays around with the concept.
Ash Sarohia is also set to join as executive producer under the Rewild Banner alongside Masi Oka, and Jason F. Brown. Given how the last adaptation by Kon used animation to create a mind-bending experience, it’ll definitely be curious how it may make use of the new format. There’s something magical about exploring dreams that even Christopher Nolan took inspiration from when he brought Inception to life.
an has been on a high-streak as she won an Emmy for her work on Succession, which also was her first time directing a series. She famously gave us an adaptation of Birds of Prey with Harley Quinn as the leading role and is also working on her next feature film, The Freshening.