Deadline brings word that Warner Bros. is in negotiations to secure the rights to Attack on Titan, the hit Japanese series that has gone from manga to anime to live-action feature and international acclaim, for producer David Heyman to bring to life. The outlet claims the Attack on Titan movie would be a remake of the Japanese live-action movie from Shin Godzilla director Shinji Higuchi.
Heyman is perhaps best known as the producer behind the Harry Potter film franchise, having produced all eight film in the series as well as its new spin-off franchise Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. His other producing credits include Gravity, I Am Legend, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and Paddington.
Based on the popular manga series by Hajime Isayama, Attack on Titan takes place in a world where the remnants of humanity live inside a series of connected cities, isolated by enormous walls. These walls exists to keep the Titans out, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. These Titans have reduced the world’s population to staggeringly low numbers. The three main protagonists of Isayama’s manga are Eren Jaeger, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their friend Armin Arlert. Their lives are changed forever when a ‘Colossal Titan’ breaches the wall protecting their town, leading to the death of Eren’s mother. Vowing revenge and to reclaim the world from the Titans, Eren, Mikasa and Armin join the Survey Corps, an elite group of soldiers who fight Titans outside the walls.
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