Warner Brothers is looking to lock down the film rights to Attack on Titan
Can Warner Brothers evade an infamous curse in Hollywood? No not the curse of making a movie adaptation of a video game, but rather adapting a manga/anime into a live action movie.
A report from Deadline reports that WB will look to do just that, and they’re bringing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman into the mix to make sure it goes smoothly. Hollywood has had abysmal luck adapting classic manga/anime titles into live action films. (I’m looking at your Dragon Ball movie…) If the success and quality of the Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts series are any indication, he’s the man for the job.
The story of Attack on Titan revolves around the adventures of Eren Yeager, his foster sister, Mikasa Ackerman, and their childhood friend Armin Arlert. … Vowing to kill all the Titans, Eren enlists in the military, along with his friends.
There was a live-action Japanese adaptation of the film that was done in two parts, but it wasn’t well received by audiences.
What do you guys think of the news? Are you excited for the potential of a high quality, live action version of Attack on Titan? If it’s done well I’m most certainly on board, but there are definitely risks. The Harry Potter stories are some of my favorites of all time and WB did them complete justice. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the potential film (maybe even some casting ideas!) so join in on the conversation in the comments below and tell us what you think!