ATTACK ON TITAN Eyed By Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. is currently negotiating to get feature film rights of the uber popular manga Attack on Titan. The project is being intended for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman. Undisputedly, Warner Bros. intends to launch the film adaptation of the popular manga into a film franchise. Attack on Titan has already spawned popular TV shows and a film in Japan. Manga adaptations are currently all the rage in Hollywood at the moment, with Ghost in a Shell and Death Note both expected to be released in 2017. The film is intended to be a remake of the Japanese film, which was broken into two parts. The studio is also intending to produce a live action adaptation of the manga Akira.
Attack on Titan follows humans living behind an enormous wall that keeps them safe from the alien lifeforms called Titans. The humans then go beyond the wall and must battle with the Titans in order to save humanity. Eventually the truth is revealed and the mysterious origins of the Titans is uncovered. The story centers on Eren Yeager, who joins to fight the titans alongside his adopted sister and best friend after his hometown is attacked and his mother is killed by a Titan. Like the Japanese adaptation, the Hollywood remake of Attack on Titan would be a two-part series.
The Hollywood adaptation of Ghost in a Shell which will be released on March 31 this year, will be a good indicator on whether Hollywood audiences are accepting on big-budget Manga adaptations. Two notable anime adaptations beforehand , The Last Airbender and Dragonball: Evolution, were critical and commercial failures of epic proportions. The aforementioned Ghost in a Shell, Death Note, and Attack on Titan will need to prove to Hollywood that manga adaptations are a commercially viable idea.
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