Though I’m not into anime as much as I used to be, [I’m fairly picky with what I watch now-a-days] one series in particular had me gripped from the very beginning: Attack On Titan. In fact, I’m so excited, I just had to share these official teaser poster[s] for it’s live-action adaptation! [for those purists: the original anime is also on Netflix!]
Based on what the writers to this two-part live action movie had to say, the Titans are actually larger than the biggest and baddest Godzilla. [to put that into perspective, the Titans in this film stand at a whopping 120m as opposed to the 108m Godzilla in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 film] and that’s not even the best part; unlike most monster movies these days, the live action adaptation of Attack On Titan‘s Titans will be a mix of both CGI and practical Special FX – under the supervision of special effects director Onoue Katsuro. This means the effects of said Titans are going to have the same feeling as Jurassic Park‘s dinosaurs. If you haven’t heard of the show, haven’t watched it, or you just aren’t aware of the story that the film is going to follow, the plot is as follows:
“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?”
the entire cast has been revealed for Shinji Higuchi’s Japanese film [meaning it’ll be dubbed, no doubt] in a series of character banners. There will also be a wide variety of new characters, which is pretty exciting if you ask me! The characters look fan-fucking-tastic and I’m extremely excited for this to be released. Below, I have included all the released character banners for your viewing pleasure: [13 character posters total] and then at the very end of this post; you’ll see our enemy – I mean, that Titan looks fucking huge!
Usually, this would be the part where I explain the part I’m most excited for in this film and/or what I’m hoping they include.. [from the source material, in this case; the original manga] but, I don’t want to spoiler anything for anyone in the middle of watching the series, or that are currently reading the manga. I will say this though, I sincerely hope they add more than just the one Titan. [which can be seen on a poster below] I have the highest of hopes for this film, which will be released in Summer 2015, so long as it holds strong to the original anime. [which I have a sudden urge to watch now]
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