New director and writer for live-action Attack on Titan movie

A live-action film rendition of Hajime Isayama’s popular Attack on Titan manga and anime series will be directed by Shinji Higuchi with Yusuke Watanabe writing the screenplay.

Higuchi has worked as the special effects director on the Gamera film trilogy and Nobou no Shiro. Watanabe has also written for the live-action GANTZ movie previously.

The Attack on Titan series follows Eren Jaeger and his friends as they strive to defend the last of humanity which has been herded into walled communities from the titans. These massive creatures eat humans and it’s up to Eren and the rest of the Survey Corps to stop the giants at any cost.

Filming is expected to commence during the summer of 2014 with an estimated release in 2015.

Source: Natalie

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