It’s been done with Dragon Ball Z, Rurouni Kenshin, Speed Racer, Death Note, and a number of other popular anime. Now, it’s being done to the latest series that has anime fans talking. An anime where humanity is living in fear of giant people with Joker-like smiles and have never heard the word “clothing”. They’re talking of a kid who gives humanity a fighting chance by gaining the ability to turn into one of these giants. They’re talking about a girl who doesn’t want to waste a good potato. They’re talking about Attack on Titan.
So what happens to extremely popular anime? They get turned into live-action movies, because… hell, why not. And if Dragon Ball Evolution is any indication, we should leave the adaptations to Japan. Which is why fans should be pretty happy that Japan is in the process of creating an Attack on Titan live-action movie, set to be released in 2014. Originally, the film was to be directed by Tetsuya Nakashima (Confessions, Kamikaze Girls, Paco and the Magical Picture Book). However, shortly after this annoucement, he left the film due to creative differences on scriptwriting and other matters.
Even though he left, the publisher of Attack on Titan, Kodansha, is preparing to resume production of the film despite not having a final decision on their new director, as they hope to have the film out sometime in 2014. While information is limited, we can only hope that Kodansha will continue to keep us posted on the process of the new Attack on Titan movie.