It was almost a year ago to the day when Foywonder first turned us on to the weirdness of Araki Tetsuro’s anime series Attack on Titan. Here’s the thing: You can put man-eating giants in anything, and we’re pretty much guaranteed to watch it, and now that a live action version is on its way? JOY!
Crunchyroll reports via Natalie.Mu that the film is set to start this summer for a 2015 release. Shinji Higuchi, a key member of Daicon/Gainax who made a significant contribution to Evangelion – also special effects director on the ’90s Gamera trilogy, director of the 2006 version of The Sinking of Japan, and more recently, director of Studio Ghibli homage God Warrior Attacks for Hideaki Anno’s tokusatsu exhibit – will be in the director’s chair.
Yusuke Watanabe (live action Gantz and 20th Century Boy, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods) and critic/subculture expert Tomohiro Machiyama will be scripting the movie.
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