Having picked up a lot of steam since then, director Higuchi Shinji‘s latest live-action endeavor, Attack On Titan is preparing to be one of the biggest movies of 2015, and quite possibly even bigger than Godzilla; News from from Japanese media suggests Higuchi’s live-action take on the gargantuan foes will tower at 120 meters (roughly 393 feet) tall – twice taller than those in the manga and 1/10th taller than the King of all monsters himself, incidentally adding more fuel to the debate among fans over who would beat who in a crossover film.
It’s all exciting, yes, and perhaps one day if Toho has the budget and is feeling inventive enough, we’ll get to see what that looks like. Meanwhile, Attack On Titan is gearing up for a two-part release starting on August 9, 2015 with a date to be announced the following September. As such, Toho Company Ltd. got things off to a wicked start last month showcasing a blitz of new character posters detailing the cast line-up of characters for director Higuchi‘s newest cinematic endeavor. And now, the studio is continuing its campaign rolling out a new teaser poster which it will display in Japanese theaters beginning next weekend. Check it out below!
The sudden arrival of the Titans—mysterious, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour human beings one after the other—brings mankind to the brink of extinction. Fast-forward more than 100 years later. What remains of the human population now live in relative peace behind massive walls that were erected to defend themselves against the Titans. Yet once again, that peace is shattered when a Titan measuring over 50 meters tall smashes through the wall, allowing a horde of other Titans to enter. The protagonist, Eren, had been resigned to a life confined behind these walls. Nothing I do would make a difference, he thought. But when he joins the “Outer Wall Restoration Team” set up to fight against the Titans, he is reunited with Mikasa, a childhood friend and someone he had long rued not being able to save. The new recruits embark on a mission to obtain explosives, which had become rare and precious, before getting past the waves of Titans to plug the gaping hole in the wall, with humanity’s survival on the line. Will there be a future for Eren and Mikasa, and for mankind itself?
Attack On Titan stars Miura Haruma as Eren Jaeger, Mizuhara Kiko as Mikasa, Kanata Hongo as Armin, Miura Takahiro as Jean, Sakuraba Nanami as Sasha and Ishihara Satomi as Hans/Hanji, with Hasegawa Hiroki as Shikishima, Matsuo Satoru as Sannagi, Pierre Taki as Souda, Kunimura Jun as Kubal, Watanabe Shu as Fukushi, Misaki Ayame as Hiana and Takeda Rina as Lil. The film follows the earlier success of its recent anime series following its 2009 manga publication of the same name by author Isayama Hajime who also wrote the script with film critic Machiyama Tomohiro.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of The Gods and Gatchaman scribe Watanabe Yuusuke, and Sato Yoshihiro are producing.
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