Attack On Titan Live Action Movie Slated For 2015

 

A Subaru Forester commercial aired earlier this year in Japan [See: Below]. You might ask yourself why is that so special. Well for starters it featured larger than life characters namely the Titans from Attack on Titan. It was also directed by Higuchi Shinji a special effects expert who is also responsible for directing the live action Attack on Titan movie.

A surprising fact, the Titans were done using practical effects. Two of the three Titans were played by stunt people in make-up, which took nearly four hours to apply, using motion capture. The third Titan or the Colossal Titan as he’s known in the series was a “miniature” standing six feet tall. The cast and crew were under tremendous pressure to stay as true to the original source material due to the series popularity. The model is complete with anatomically correct muscles and ligaments, and took seven puppeteers to control it: one in the torso, one for the head, one for each arm, two controlling facial expressions, and one for the fingers in the left hand. It hasn’t been confirmed whether the final design of the Titans in the upcoming film will differ from their commercial counterparts’ but if this is a sign of things to come fans can expect something epic! Especially with creator and author Hajime Isayama onboard overseeing the project.

The details that have emerged about the feature so far indicate that singer/actor Haruma Miura has been cast as Eren Yager, and the script is being penned by Yusuke Watanabe (Gatchaman) and Tomohrio Machiyama.

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Eren Yager / Haruma Miura

The movie is a Japanese production, but I’m hoping for an American adaptation if not only for the marketing of the Titan burger they released in Japan, now that is something I would like to attempt.

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The movies is currently slated for a summer of 2015 release.


The writer of this piece was:
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Laurence Almalvez
Laurence has previously written over at Whatculture.com.
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18 thoughts on “Attack On Titan Live Action Movie Slated For 2015

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  2. tbh…this movie doesn’t really make me excited but depressed..i cant picture eren anymore once you cast him as eren..don’t get me wrong , hes a good singer, but to me the movie is not gonna be that good especially to some usa fans.like me…I mean didn’t you see that death note movie?…the live action one? that one sucked and Im an extremely huge fan of death note and MORE of a fan on aot, that’s my favorite anime..things like this make me wanna run away from it forever…witchll make me depressed..like on this sonic gen. there games are going down the drain cause his new voice actor…I hate being a fangirl

  3. It’s a story written by a Japanese writer for manga that was adapted to anime.
    The live action should be in Japanese, with at least most of the cast Japanese. It wouldn’t feel right otherwise.

    If Ah-meh-rih-kaaah wants a white version of the franchise, buy the rights for a remake.

    PS: I’m not Japanese.

    • Since the size of the outer wall Maria makes the walled area too big to fit in Germany, I think you’ll just have to live with the fact that it’s an alternative world and they can cast any damn actors they want. Names like Mikasa Ackerman strongly suggest a mixed heritage – you know a lot of German Mikasas? Therefore, shut up.

      • SPOILER: The show explains that Mikasa is the last oriental left, after her mother was killed during the kidnapping that Eren interrupted. Everyone else in the show is explicitly stated as having a German-ish heritage. Names like Eren, Reiner, Armin etc are all extremely European, not to mention Eren’s last name literally means hunter in German. There are also hints in the show that up until a certain point in history, their world was the same as ours, as referenced by the priest in the first episode quoting Dante’s Inferno. The landscape and architecture also point towards the show/manga being set in Europe.

      • Well, most of the characters have German or otherwise European names. As for Mikasa, they explicity say she is of partial Asian heritage, however they also state that her mother was the last pure blooded Asian. And really, how many Asians do you know with blond hair and blue eyes like Armin?

    • what about all the asian characters that have been casted with caucasian actors in american movies? or even worse, caucasian actors pretending to be asian? if they can get away with that, a japanese production company should be able to do the same.

      • By no means do I say that was excusable. Believe me, I was the first one to complain when they cast a caucasian actor as Goku in Dragonball Evolution.

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