Efron Considered For “Full Metal Panic”

Mandalay Pictures is developing a live-action feature film version of Japanese manga series “Full Metal Panic” with Zac Efron as a potential star says The Hollywood Reporter.

Blending visceral action, wry comedy and high school romance, Shoji Gatoh’s series follows a teenage anti-terrorist commando named Sousuke Sagara who is given the mission to protect a high-school girl with mystical powers.

Mandalay has a first-look deal at Universal but has not yet set up “Panic” at a studio. The property was developed in the early 2000’s as a Japanese anime series.