It’s happening. As much as we are weary of Hollywood milking Japanese exports for what they are worth, news hits the interweb that Warner Bros. are one step closer to making a US live-action remake of Attack On Titan. The deal is currently in negotiation between the two parties.
All the pain and rage are coming to the Western hemisphere, following the live-action two-parter that screened in cinemas in Japan and selective screenings worldwide.
At the helm of the Attack On Titan adaptation – to be based on the movie franchise – is producer David Heyman, who was most recently involved in the feature blockbuster Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Hopefully a brighter pallette will be used for this one.
Attack on Titan is based on the original manga novel by Hajime Isayama. The narrative is set 100 years after the sudden arrival of the Titans – enigmatic, gargantuan homunculi that devour humans, threatening to wipe out the entire human race. The remnants of the human population now live in precarious peace within a colossal walled city. Save for that the cities only defence is the “Outer Wall Restoration Team” where hot-tempered Eren and childhood friend Mikasa, go on a quest to find explosives outside the city and return in time to fix the wall before more Titans lay siege to the city.