The next big-budget live-action Manga adaptation, Attack on Titan, is to be directed by ‘IT’ director, Andy Muschietti for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The highly popular franchise won’t be based on the original or the anime series but is said to be an adaptation of the two-part Japanese live-action film adaptation that debuted in 2015.
The action is set a century after the sudden arrival of mysterious gigantic humanoid creatures named Titans who devour human beings one after the other. The creatures brought mankind to the brink of extinction, and the remnants of the human population now live in relative peace behind massive walls erected to defend themselves.
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David Heyman, Masi Oka, and Barbara Muschietti will produce. Warner Bros are currently on the hunt for a screenwriter to bring this to idea to life.
‘Attack on Titan’ is written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama and has become one of the best-selling manga series with over 76 million copies in print since debuting in 2009.
The franchise was previously brought to life in 2015 by director Shinji Higuchi. The Japanese version was released in two parts and earned $46 million. In 2013, Wit Studios debuted an anime television series.
Muschietti is currently working on the follow-up to ‘IT’ which is currently titled ‘IT: Chapter 2’. It will feature the adult versions of the children from the first. Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and Isaiah Mustafa will all star as the adult versions of the Losers Club.