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Warner Brothers In Negotiations to Produce A New Live-Action “Attack on Titan” Film!

Warner Brothers In Negotiations to Produce A New Live-Action “Attack on Titan” Film!

Scified2017-01-17 20:10:59
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To call Attack on Titan a media juggernaut is (if you’ll pardon the pun…) a colossal understatement. Ever since the concept was first introduced by manga author Hajime Isayama, the epic, violent, often tragic, but always exhilarating story of mankind’s apocalyptic battle against giant, man eating, nearly indestructible humanoids has captivated audiences around the world, and its popularity as an IP only continues to grow. The popular manga has spawned several manga spinoffs, the hit anime (the second season of which is set to air this spring), two live action feature films (which used a breathtaking combination of digital and tokusatsu (practical) effects, effectively presenting the story as a duo of kaiju films), several video games, a new American produced anthology collection, a Universal Studios Japan theme park attraction, and a mountain of merchandise. After nearly eight years of media domination, Attack on Titan is only growing in popularity, and there seems to be no end in sight.

It should come as no shock, then, that US film companies have started to take notice of this popularity. A potential US Attack on Titan adaptation has been rumored for several years, but never confirmed as a potential consideration. However, all this has changed with revelation that an American Attack on Titan film might be forthcoming after all…

Today, news has broken that Warner Brothers (who seem to be America’s giant monster HQ these days) has begun negotiations to acquire the US feature film rights for the franchise. Deadline is reporting that the studio is eyeing the IP for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman.

If the acquisition goes through, it would be yet another giant monster IP for Warner Brothers, with the company already in control of Godzilla, King Kong, the original Pacific Rim, and the upcoming films Rampage and Monsterpololypse.

This news follows the recent trend of American companies lining up to adapt Japanese IP’s for Hollywood, which include this year’s Ghost in the Shell and Power Rangers, among others.

Currently, as the deal is not yet official, no director or potential release date for the proposed American Attack on Titan film have ben announced. Various outlets are reporting that the film would be an adaptation of the story seen in 2015’s two Attack on Titan films, but combined into one movie. Even if this isn’t the case, the story will likely still follow the exploits of Eren Yeager and his comrades as they combat the horrifying Titans that threaten human kind with extinction.

Be sure to check back often for more news as it breaks.

Source: Deadline

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TitanosaurusMember920 XPJan-17-2017 8:27 PM

1. What does "IP" mean?

2. I'm not entirely sure how to respond to this. For one thing, the last two live action films weren't that great. They weren't terrible, but they could have been better (I can only say this in confidence about the first one, I haven't seen the second one.). The only part I was really compelled by was when Eren turned into a Titan during the first movie and slaughtered the other Titans, causing the surviving ones to slowly back away while muttering the word "nope" repeatedly. (They didn't actually say anything but if you look at them, its basically what is happening). However, American monster movies have been doing very well. The 2014 Godzilla was a major improvement to the 1998 version (major improvement is an understatement but let's move on shall we?). If done right, an American Attack on Titan could be very well. However, there is the known fact that anime made into live action films in America tend to suck (Dragon Ball Evolution and The Last Airbender (that wasn't even an anime)). So, if it happens, this could go either way.

3. What are Rampage and Monsterpoloypse?


BaragonMember210 XPJan-17-2017 8:48 PM

1) IP means "intellectual property".

2) You should check out the second Attack on Titan film, its pretty good!  Especially if you enjoy good old fashioned kaiju brawl movies like War of the Gargantuas!  I really enjoyed both of the movies, and I've always felt that, if done well, an American adaptation could be good as well!  The story is already very multinational (with Mikasa being the only Japanese character in a manga/show populated by European characters).  It could definitely work, and be very scary.

3) Rampage is a new giant monster film coming out on April 20th, 2018.  It is an adaptation of the video game franchise of the same name that features a giant lizard, gorilla, and werewolf destroying cities.  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will star.  Monsterpocolypse is still in development, but is based off the tabletop game of the same name, which tells the story of various factions of giant monsters and giant robots facing off all over the world, with apocalyptic consequences.  There is no release date yet.


TitanosaurusMember920 XPJan-17-2017 8:57 PM

I never saw War of the Gargantuas. I want too but I can't find it. And I want to see Frankenstein Conquers the World first because the Gargantuas supposedly spawn from the Frankenstein monster. I'm more interested in this Rampage movie. Is there an article or a trailer somewhere on Scified? I do agree that an American version could work. Though I must ask, are the fight scenes in the second live action SNK (Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan) movie worth it? When I was first getting into Godzilla (around the age of 5), I used to skip to and only watch the monster fights. I never cared for the plot. As I grew older, I started to watch the whole films but it was always the giant monsters using a city like a wrestling ring that kept me through any monster movie, regardless of how good or bad the plot is. If the Titan fights are good, then I can give it a shot.


BaragonMember210 XPJan-19-2017 10:33 PM

^Amazon is your friend, buddy!

War of the Gargantuas, 8 bucks on Amazon, plus it comes with Rodan and the incredible do***entary Bringing Godzilla Down to Size!

Or, you can rent it for 3 bucks.

Here's Frankenstein, although seeing it first isn't necessary, as they barely have anything to do with each other in terms of story.  But damn, is it ever a great film.


BaragonMember210 XPJan-19-2017 10:39 PM

And yes, the fight scenes are worth it. :) In a fun movie with a cool story, great visuals, and an intense final mission, the fights are among the best parts of the film.  Just imagine two Gargantua-esque Kaiju beating the heck out of each other in the ruins of a crumbling town, while humans zip past them using cables, all in an effort to help the good Titan carry an unexploded warhead up the side of a wall, only to have a Titan the size of your average mountain trying to stop him, and you've got a pretty good picture of how awesome the movie is.  Its pure kaiju/pulp action.  Definitely worth a watch!


TitanosaurusMember920 XPJan-21-2017 6:12 PM

^I understand the basic story of SNK. I love the Attack on Titan Anime and Manga. As long as the Titan fights make up for any faults in the plots. If I don't need to see Frankenstein first, then I will watch War of the Gargantuas as soon as possible. Thank you for answering my questions.


BaragonMember210 XPJan-21-2017 6:36 PM

No problem, my friend!  Anything for a fellow kaiju fan! :)

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