With creator Hajime Isayama recently concluding the Attack on Titan manga series, 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.
Here's everything you need to know about 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 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."
When is the live-action Attack on Titan movie going to be released?
Kodansha and Warner Bros. haven't announced an official release date for Muschietti's live-action Attack on Titan movie.
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 he will focused on is the Attack on Titan film, so it could take a few years before it gets released in theaters.
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:
There are also no updates about the casting for the 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 Armorred 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.