After some murmurings last year, it's been confirmed that Lionsgate do indeed have a live action adaptation of the anime series Naruto in development.
The confirmation was made by Shonen Jump at this weekend's Jump Festa manga and anime convention in Japan, as well as on Twitter. Michael Gacey is reportedly still attached to direct the movie, although we have some extra news: Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto is reportedly involved in the production, likely in a concept art/design capacity.
For those not in the know, Naruto is an extremely long-running manga series, which was adapted into a massively popular four season, 220 episode anime series that aired from 2002 to 2007. It follows the adventures of Naruto, a trainee ninja, as he faces off against various grotesque villains and develops his ninja abilities. It's a pretty archetypal shonen series, with lots of action and shouting and powering-up of ultimate techniques. This writer may have watched it more than he should have when he was a teenager. Do not judge him too harshly, readers.