18 Jan – "Attack on Titan" is about to get a whole less Japanese and a lot more Americanised as a major U.S. studio is already negotiating to get feature rights for the popular Japanese manga.
Warner Bros. is planning to give "Attack on Titan" the Hollywood treatment, Deadline reported. The studio's version will be a remake of the two-part Japanese live-action movie adaptation.
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" producer David Heyman may have found his next project as he will be handling the remake once the studio gets the rights for it.
The Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama has been a story of success ever since it was first published in 2009. It has spawned not only live-action movies but also anime movies, light novel series, spin-off manga series, anime television series, and video games.
The aforementioned two-part movie the possible Hollywood remake will be based on was released back in 2015. The first part, "Attack on Titan" was released in Japan on 1 August and the second part, "Attack on Titan: End of the World", followed on 19 September.
Although the first part performed better than the second part at the box office, both were popular with fans of the manga and have also been released in various countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Russia and the U.S.
"Attack on Titan" follows the story of the gigantic Titans that eat humans seemingly without reason. When Eren's mother gets eaten, he and his adopted sister Mikasa and childhood friend Armin join the Survey Corps, an elite team specialising in killing titans.