Horror-Theatrical Attack on Titan (live-action) - In theaters August 1st, 2015


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[CONTAINER][MOVIE1]Title: Attack on Titan (2015)

Genre: [GENRE]Drama[/GENRE], [GENRE]Horror[/GENRE]

Director: [DIRECTOR]Shinji Higuchi[/DIRECTOR]

Cast: [ACTOR]Haruma Miura[/ACTOR], [ACTOR]Kiko Mizuhara[/ACTOR], [ACTOR]Kanata Hongō[/ACTOR], [ACTOR]Nanami Sakuraba[/ACTOR], [ACTOR]Takahiro Miura[/ACTOR], [ACTOR]Satomi Ishihara[/ACTOR], [ACTOR]Takahiro Miura[/ACTOR], [ACTOR]Ayame Misaki[/ACTOR], [ACTOR]Pierre Taki[/ACTOR], [ACTOR]Jun Kunimura[/ACTOR], [ACTOR]Shu Watanabe[/ACTOR], [ACTOR]Rina Takeda[/ACTOR]

Release Date: [RELEASE]2015-08-01[/RELEASE]


Plot: Based on the manga series "Shingeki no Kyojin" by Hajime Isayama (first published September 9, 2009 by Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine). The story of Attack on Titan centers around the adventures of Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their friend Armin Arlert. After the wall which protects their hometown of Shinganshina is breached by Titans, Eren watches in horror as one of them eats his mother. Vowing to kill all Titans, Eren enlists in the military along with his friends.[/MOVIE1][POSTER1]

From IMDb:
Mankind is under the terror of titans, a beast in which feast on human flesh. Eren Yeager's a young boy determined to make change when he himself could transform into one. He is humanity's last hope.

Director: Shinji Higuchi

Starring: Haruma Miura, Kiko Mizuhara, Kanata Hongô


Plot Summary:
A teenage boy named Eren Jaeger must use his special gift to fight alongside with the military to defeat the titan race. Mankind is on the brink of extinction when these man eating monsters terrorize everybody and destroy the last of human civilization left in the world.
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No trailer yet, but this kick-ass Subaru commercial from Japan gives you an idea of what to expect from the feature film (which now takes place during the modern times rather than the medieval times of the anime and manga):

Hajime Isayama's original manga depicts the battles between humans and the giants who now rule the world outside humans' walled enclaves. An archetypal colossal Titan in the manga and the television anime was about 60 meters (about 200 feet) tall. However, the live-action films' colossal Titan is 120 meters (about 400 feet or 30 stories) tall — towering over even the 108-meter (350-foot) height of the tallest movie Godzilla ever, the monster from Garth Edwards and Legendary Pictures' Godzilla film this year.
The live-action Attack on Titan films do not employ just CG, but also tokusatsu (special-effects) techniques to create its realistic colossal Titan.

The taglines for the poster read:

The world is cruel.
Creator Hajime Isayama x Director Shinji Higuchi x Special Effects Director Katsuro Onoue

Attack on Summer 2015.

The cast includes seven characters that are new to the film versions of the story. Sankei Sports reports that Hasegawa's character Shikishima holds the key to the film's story as "humanity's strongest man."

The films' director Shinji Higuchi confirmed that the project will span two films and stated that, with the supervision of Isayama, the story will be based on the world and characters of the manga, while incorporating new characters and new formidable enemies. Yuusuke Watanabe (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, live-action Gantz, Gantz II: Perfect Answer, 20th Century Boys, Gatchaman) is writing the script. Film critic Tomohiro Machiyama, who is also friends with Isayama, is working on the scripts together with Isayama and Watanabe.

Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars) is designing the characters of the live-action film with anime/game designer Takayuki Takeya (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children mecha/costumes/creatures, Tekken: Blood Vengeance's Devil Kazuya/Devil Jin) and conceptual designer Kouji Tajima (Captain Harlock, Les Misérables, Total Recall remake, Dragon Age, Garo).

Katsuro Onoue (Onmyoji, Space Brothers, The Floating Castle, "Kyoshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru" short) is directing the special effects, and Shōji Ehara (The Floating Castle) is the director of photography. Japan Academy Prize winner Takashi Sugimoto (Kita no Canaria) is in charge of lighitng, and Tsuyoshi Shimizu (Heisei-era Godzilla films, live-action Video Girl Ai, Waterboys, Umizaru series) is serving as art director. Isao Tsuge (Ichi the Killer, Cutie Honey, 13 Assassins, Gegege no Kitarō) is in charge of makeup, and Shinichi Miter (Mita) is designing the costumes. Yoshihiro Nishimura (Suicide Club, The Machine Girl) is producing the special effects models.

The first live-action film will open in August, and the second will open in September. As of the 15th volume, the manga has 42 million copies in print. The new poster (and accompanying flyer) will debut in theaters on December 20.

Source: Cinema Today, Sankei Sports
Looks like they did a surprisingly good job with the Titans. Im usually skeptical of Anime to live action adaptations but this looks promising.
I'm in for this Movie!! The Anime was good and hopefully this movie can live up to it.

Hollywood will end up remaking this.......with all white actors (-_-)

Well ironically that would be closer to the source.

In the anime and manga Mikasa is the only Asian in it. The rest are white prob European judging by the names.
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I don't think American studios will try to do this. This is very Japanese. (Read:weird).
I don't see a hollywood picture about giant naked people monsters. I mean the most mainstream of anime (Cowboy Bebop, Akira, etc.) has had a very hard time even getting made- and NOT at blockbuster level.
i could see a variation on the theme being made- but not this story as it stands. Not only is it bizzare-
it is a stone-cold bummer of a story.
It does not scream Hollywood remake.
My major concern is the, seemingly, weak cgi. For example if you look at the scene in the alley where the women is picked up by the titan, the hand looks awful and doesn't really integrate well with the live action stuff. I hope it's early days but if not then it's going to suffer for it.