With over 76 million copies sold, Attack on Titan written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama is one of the best selling manga series since it was released in 2009. The anime which is in its third season has become just as popular. The story is set in a world where humanity lives in cities that are “protected” by giant walls that keep out the gigantic humanoids that roam the world know as titans.
We know that Warner Bros. has been negotiating a deal to be able to bring this hit series to the big screen with the Japan based publishing company Kodansha and it looks like that deal got done on Monday. With that in place, Variety has learned that Warner Bros. has already found their director, Andy Muschietti who we know from his record breaking box office run of IT. The film based off the Stephen King novel made over $700 million worldwide.
Attack on Titan will be produced by David Heyman, who has worked on Harry Potter as well as Fantastic Beasts, along with Masi Oka and Barbara Muschietti. Not much else is know about the film at this time. This will be the second feature film of Attack on Titan, the first was a Japanese version that was released in two parts in 2015 that earned $46 million.
Currently, fan favorite anime series getting turned into live action films do not have a great track record, so let’s wait and see what Warner Bros. has planned for Attack on Titan. Hopefully, they can do a good job.
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Muschietti’s next film It: Chapter 2 will haunt theaters September 6th, 2019.
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