It seems like “Attack On Titan” (進撃の巨人, pronounced as “Shingeki no Kyojin”) might be adapted into a live-action Hollywood movie.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is negotiating to get the movie rights for the Japanese franchise, with David Heyman (of “Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them” fame) attached to produce.
Written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama, “Attack On Titan” is set 100 years after the sudden arrival of man-eating humanoid creatures known as Titans. The remnants of the human population now resides within 3 enormous walls: the outermost one is Wall Maria; the middle is Wall Rose; while the innermost wall is Wall Sheena.
The story 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, who witnesses the death of his mother, enlists in the military along with his friends.
“Attack On Titan” was also adapted into a Japanese live-action movie which stars Haruma Miura, Kiko Mizuhara, and Kanata Hongō. Directed by Shinji Higuchi, the film was split into 2 parts.
Upcoming manga-turned-Hollywood films include “Ghost In The Shell” and “Death Note”. Previously, it was reported that “Bleach” and “Akira” are in the works.
Meanwhile, the 2nd season of “Attack On Titan” anime is set to air this spring.