Although it may seem that Hollywood is having their fun with superhero films on the big & small screen, the studios are also eyeing Japanese anime/manga to bring to the big screen. With failed attempts at Dragon Ball & Fist of the North Star live-action films still looming over fans heads, & with Naruto’s live-action film heading to the big screen from Lionsgate, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of desire to see any anime adaptions on the big screen.
Despite the fans being a bit shakey on whether they want to see anime adaptions on the big screen or not, this isn’t stopping studios from tackling some well-known anime/manga. Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros is eyeing Hajime Isayama‘s Attack on Titan for the big screen. The live-action Japanese films did well across sees, but with Hollywood’s record with anime adaptions leaving fans against the wall, the hype around a live-action film is still grounded.
To keep the fans interested, Warner Bros. is bringing in producer David Heyman (Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them) to produce the film. No word on actors, script or directors being looked at was revealed.
Attack on Titan is a Japanese manga series written & illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The series began in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on September 9, 2009. Many years ago, the last remnants of humanity were forced to retreat behind the towering walls of a fortified city to escape the massive, man-eating Titans that roamed the land outside their fortress. Only the heroic members of the Scouting Legion dared to stray beyond the safety of the walls – but even those brave warriors seldom returned alive. Those within the city clung to the illusion of a peaceful existence until the day that dream was shattered, and their slim chance at survival was reduced to one horrifying choice: kill – or be devoured!