Set for release in 2015 is a live-action feature film based on Araki Tetsuro’s anime series Attack on Titan, which is all about something we love here on Dread Central: man-eating giants!
Though principal photography hasn’t yet begun on the film, the folks over at Anime News Network just brought a pretty awesome video to our attention, which teases the destruction that’s on its way.
It seems that the film’s director, Shinji Higuchi, recently made a Japanese commercial for Subaru, which features live-action versions of characters from Attack on Titan. The commercial debuted last night, and in it a Forester is attacked by the massive Titans.
Though the characters may not end up looking the way they do in the commercial, it’s a fun little glimpse into the future and should hold you over until we’ve got more to show. Check out footage from the commercial shoot below!
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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