While we await the release of the trailer for the film adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series “進撃の巨人ごっこ” (translation: Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan), Japenese media outlet Sanspo and Eiga debuted some new posters of the film, featuring the movie cast in the Survey Corps uniform.
The manga series made its debut to the world in 2009 and was later adapted into anime in 2012. Set in the world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls, the story follows orphans Eren Yeager, his stepsister Mikasa Ackenson and his friend Armin Arlert in their attempts to join the military in order to defeat the gigantic humanoids creature who devour humans for no reason. The walls act as their last defense against the monstrous giants but clearly, that wasn’t enough to stop the creatures from invading the cities.
With its enticing storyline and interesting characters, the manga series has become a commercial success and gained a huge following around the world. The characters including the Titan, in the series also became some of the most popular characters to dress up as for cosplay events and Halloween. Various parodies on the series have appeared online, with “Pretend Attack on Titan” (進撃の巨人ごっこ or Shingeki no Kyojin gokko) becoming the top trending photo series among Japanese teens.
Other than its storyline, the manga series became popular because of the devastating death scenes, like these:
Thus, it came as no surprise that the manga series will be getting a live-action movie to provide another perspective to look at the world threatened by the Titans.
Shinji Higuchi, special effects director on the 1990s “Gamera” trilogy and “Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack” is attached to direct the film with uusuke Watanabe (of “Gantz”, “20th Century Boys,” and “Gatchaman” fame) penning the script.
According to our source, Anime News Network stated in a press release that 7 new characters will be introduced to the film with Shikishima (played by Hiroki Hasegawa) being described as the “humanity’s strongest man.” Haruma Miura takes up the leading role as Eren Yeager while Kiko Mizuhara was cast as Mikasa, Eren’s adopted sister. Producer Sato Yoshihiro also stated in a press release that the cast may not look like the original characters in the film, but the characters’ spirits among the cast are who he considered the most suitable actors to
Take a look at the gallery below:
“Attack on Titan” is set to begin filming next year in Japan on Gunkajim and slated for released in the country in the very same year. The film also stars Shu Watanabe, Ayame Misaki and Rina Takeda.
So far, no Titans were seen in the posters but we’re just gonna go head and assume that the Titans will look like the one in the Subaru Forester commercial below:
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