A few years ago, you may have stumbled across an anime series called Attack on Titan. Every so often, an anime series crosses over from its niche audience to the mainstream, and not really since maybe Fullmetal Alchemist had an anime series done so. And then came the manga Attack on Titan, from manga artist Hajime Isayama.
The terribly-drawn manga was adapted into a gorgeous anime, and in the time since the anime series has hit, there have been manga spinoffs and a couple of live-action Japanese films, but surprisingly enough, this series — which has quite the Western influence as far as the visuals go — had yet to get thrown into the Hollywood grinder. The source material is certainly popular enough, and unlike many other manga properties out there, this is one that’s prime for adaptation.
Luckily, it sounds like someone’s finally received the message. According to a report from Deadline, Warner Bros. is currently in negotiations to get feature rights for the I.P.
If you’re unfamiliar with Attack on Titan, here's a peek of the opening credits.
And for those still hungry to know what this show is even about, here's the basic rundown:
The story follows a human civilization hiding within the confines of hundred-foot walls. With the exception of the elite scouts they send out, pretty much everyone lives life without ever leaving. The reason? Outside these gigantic walls are man-eating giants, and it’s better to live in isolation than to risk getting eaten, right? Unfortunately, that luxury is taken from them when, one day, the giants break a hole in the wall and begin their assault on humanity. Can the humans fight back and prevent their extinction?
As I stated above, it’s a great concept, and one that’s well suited for Hollywood audiences. Should Heyman approach it properly, there’s no reason this can’t be another big hit franchise for Warner Bros.
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