The official website for the two-part “Attack on Titan” (進撃の巨人) film adaptations just launched the first trailer as well as a couple of posters. The website also revealed that the first film is titled “Shingeki No Kyojin” which roughly translates to “Attack on Titan”.
The second film is titled “Attack on Titan: End of the World”.
As cited by Screen Rant, the trailer does not show off a lot of the main characters utilising the anti-gravity 3D Maneuver Gear (3DMG). Just in case you’re wondering what this “3DMG” thing is, it’s gear that allows the characters to quickly navigate around ravenous giants called the Titans and attack their one weak spot: the nape of their neck.
What it does show off is, however, the film’s special effects on the monsters and the explosive nature of the film’s action sequences. Also, most of the film’s action sequences were shot on Hashima Island aka an abandoned island off southern Japan. Hashima Island is the same deserted island used for James Bond’s “Skyfall”. With no human settlement around and no legal obstacles, the production team was allowed to conduct large-scale stunts and explosions.
Oh, also, we thought you’d like to know that Kiko Mizuhara (G-Dragon’s rumoured girlfriend) is starring in the movie as Mikasa Ackerman. Spot her in the poster above!
Both films are based on the manga written and created by Hajime Isayama. The screenplay for both films was penned by Yusuke Watanabe, who previously worked on “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” and the live-action adaptation of “Gantz”, another popular manga/anime series. Shinji Higuchi, director of “The Sinking of Japan”, helms the films.
Watch the trailer here:
And also, with English subs:
The first of the 2 feature films, “Attack on Titan”, will be released in Japanese theatres on 1st August, while “Attack on Titan: End of the World” is scheduled for a Japanese release on 19th September.
No official word has yet been given concerning a Western release, but given the worldwide popularity of the franchise, it is very likely that the films will see a limited Western theatrical run within the year.