Attack on Titan film gets director, release date


Gainax founder to helm live action version of hit series

A long two years ago, a live-action Attack on Titan film was announced. We didn't know much more than it's happening and Tetsuya Nakashima was directing.

Studio Toho finally gave the world an update, saying the film will be released in 2015 and instead of Nakashima directing the flick, Shinji Higuchi will be helming the film. Higuchi is best known to us as one of the founders of Gainax, but also has directed the 2012 film The Floating Castle and headed up special effects for several Gamera films.

The Internet is already abuzz with discussion over the film. Arama translated a number of discussion points from 2ch and other places. Some of the topics included how to handle the seemingly multi-national cast, how the writing will shape up versus some other recent anime and manga film adaptations, and who would be the ultimate Mikasa.

We'll fill you in as more details arrive, but now that we've got something to look forward to, who do you hope to see in the film? Do you think this could be handled in a Pacific Rim manner?

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