If you haven't seen the epic trailer for Attack on Titan that we shared last week, watch it here now. It's a crowd-pleaser. Now the two action-packed films based on Hajime Isayama's popular manga/anime are coming to the U.S. this Fall!
FUNimation Entertainment has announced the release dates for both films, with Attack on Titan Part 1 being released on September 30; and Part 2 will invade U.S. theaters on October 20. With a huge U.S. fanbase, it makes sense why they'd release those live-action films here, and despite the negative reviews I've heard, I'm still probably going to watch them because they will probably be as amusing as the Sharknado movies.
Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment, said this in an official statement:
"Fan reaction to
was extremely positive at the world premiere and we're pleased to be able to announce dates for the theatrical releases in September and October. Attack on Titan is a worldwide phenomenon and we are excited to bring the live action movies to not only fans of the manga and anime but also horror fans as well from across the U.S. and Canada."
Based on the popular manga series of the same name, takes place in a world where the remnants of humanity live inside a series of connected cities, isolated by enormous walls. These walls exists to keep the Titans out, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. These Titans have reduced the world's population to staggeringly low numbers. The three main protagonists of Isayama's manga are Eren Jaeger, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their friend Armin Arlert. Their lives are changed forever when a ‘Colossal Titan' breaches the wall protecting their town, leading to the death of Eren's mother. Vowing revenge and to reclaim the world from the Titans, Eren, Mikasa and Armin join the Survey Corps, an elite group of soldiers who fight Titans outside the walls.
Are you excited to watch the live-action Attack on Titan movies?
Due to the franchise's success, Hollywood is probably going to make their own version of it. Let's wait and see. Watch the awesome trailer here.