Creator Hajime Isayama already concluded his best-selling Attack on Titan manga series last year, and with its anime adaptation approaching its end, fans are wondering if there will be a live-action adaptation of the popular series in Hollywood. Although Attack on Titan fans know that the series got two Japanese live-action films in 2015, they are still waiting for Hollywood's take.
Table of Contents
- Who's directing Hollywood's live-action adaptation of Attack on Titan ?
- When is the live-action Attack on Titan movie going to be released?
- Is there a trailer for the live-action Attack on Titan movie?
- What's the plot of Hollywood's live-action Attack on Titan movie?
- Does Hollywood have any plans for an Attack on Titan live-action TV show?
- Is Hollywood's live-action Attack on Titan movie coming to Netflix?
Here's everything you need to know about Hollywood's live-action adaptation of Attack on Titan.
Who's directing Hollywood's live-action adaptation of Attack on Titan?
In October 2018, Variety reported that Kodansha and Warner Bros. tapped Andy Muschietti, the director of Stephen King's IT and the upcoming The Flash film, to direct the live-action Attack on Titan movie.
In 2017, Deadline reported that Warner Bros. was negotiating to get the feature rights for the Japanese manga IP Attack on Titan, and that the project was for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman. The project would be a remake of the Japanese film that was done in two parts.
The previous live-action Attack on Titan movie was first released in 2015, directed by Shinji Higuchi. Part 1 became the seventh highest-grossing Japanese-produced film at the Japanese box office in 2015, while Part 2, End of the World, underperformed at the box office.
In a November 2019 interview (as shown in the video above), Muschietti discussed why he was drawn to the live-action Attack on Titan project in the first place. "I'm fascinated by Attack on Titan," Muschietti said. "It's a story that I first saw the anime and then the manga… I find it fascinating. There's a lot of themes there that attract me a lot, that I want to talk about. It's also a fascinating horror adventure. There's also all the elements of human drama. So I really want to do it."
In April 2021, Muschietti and his sister, Barbara, formed a new production company called Double Dream, and the live-action Attack on Titan film is listed as one of the projects the company will be working on.
The film is being produced by Barbara Muschietti, David Heyman, and Masi Oka, who played a role on NBC series Heroes and produced The Meg and Netflix's Death Note.
It is also proposed that if Heyman did take on the project, it would be for a two-part deal, similar to the Japanese live-action version. The previous cinematic Attack on Titan was first released in 2015, directed by Shinji Higuchi. Part 1 became the seventh highest grossing Japanese made film at the Japanese box office in 2015, while Part 2 (subtitled End of the World) underperformed at the box office.
When is the live-action Attack on Titan movie going to be released?
Kodansha and Warner Bros. haven't announced when Muschietti's live-action Attack on Titan movie wil be released, so there is currently no official release date for it.
Muschietti released IT: Chapter 2 in 2019, and the director has been busy working on the upcoming DC Comics adaptation of The Flash starring Ezra Miller as the Scarlet Speedster. It's likely that Muschietti's next project will be the Attack on Titan film, so it could take a few years before it gets released in theaters.
Given that there are still no updates about the project, it's likely that the Hollywood live-action movie will be released years after the anime series concludes with Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Part 3 next year.
Is there a trailer for the live-action Attack on Titan movie?
Since production for the live-action Attack on Titan movie hasn't started yet, there are currently no teaser trailers for it.
Here's the trailer for the live-action Japanese film that's loosely based on Isayama's series:
Since production hasn't started yet, there are also no updates about the casting for the live-action Attack on Titan movie.
What's the plot of Hollywood's live-action Attack on Titan movie?
Hollywood's first live-action Attack on Titan movie will most-likely just cover the story of Season 1 of the anime adaptation. The film will follow Eren Yaeger, who lives in the town of Shiganshina, and his story begins when the wall is breached by two new types of titans, the Colossus Titan and the Armored Titan. During this tragedy, Eren's mother is eaten by a Titan while Eren escapes. He swears revenge on all the Titans and enlists in the military with his childhood friends, Armin Arlert and Mikasa Ackerman. It would probably take more than four movies to cover the entire series.
The final episodes of the anime series will be released in the Winter 2023 season, so hopefully, we will get an update about Hollywood's live-action adaptation of the series by next year.
If you're wondering if the final season of Attack on Titan will get an anime movie, check out everything we know here.
Does Hollywood have any plans for an Attack on Titan live-action TV show?
Attack on Titan is better suited to get a live-action TV series adaptation because of its epic story, but at the time of this writing, no companies in Hollywood have announced any plans to produce a live-action Attack on Titan TV series.
Epicstream will update this article with the latest information, so stay tuned!
Is Hollywood's live-action Attack on Titan movie coming to Netflix?
There are currently no plans for Netflix to release a live-action Attack on Titan movie or TV series, but don't lose hope yet. After all, the streaming giant is known for producing live-action adaptations of big anime titles like One Piece, Yu Yu Hakusho, Alice in Borderland, Cowboy Bebop, and the upcoming Death Note TV series from the Duffer brothers' new studio, Upside Down Pictures.
The Japanese live-action Attack on Titan movies are currently not available on Netflix U.S.