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'Shingeki no Kyojin' Live Action Movie Project Relaunched With New Team, Due For Release in 2015

by Wind_Sr
Dec 3, 2013 10:08 PM | 125 Comments
According to the official site for "Shingeki no Kyojin," an announcement has been made stating that a live-action movie adaptation of the series is being created with a new project team. It has also been announced that the movie will begin filming in summer 2014 and is scheduled to be released sometime in 2015.

Members of the crew announced thus far are as follows:

Director: Shinji Higuchi
Script: Yuusuke Watanabe, Tomohiro Machiyama
Original Creator: Hajime Isayama
Production: Toho Company

Source: Natalie

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I 100% this would do better if they had it done in the US tbh. I really feel this movie would be huge if it was done with Hollywood's help/collaboration.

Jan 4, 2014 10:00 AM by Snowballx350

Only an Euopean setting can fit this show.
I am curious what they will do with the licence.

Jan 3, 2014 4:10 PM by Aest

No, please, it will suck dick, just like all of the previous attempts of bringing anime into live action movie did.

Jan 3, 2014 9:04 AM by Qatami

hollywood could make a fantastic shingeki movie, i'd watch the hell out of it. but this.. well, i suppose we'll end up pretending it never happened.

Jan 3, 2014 8:55 AM by amasang

Hope it doesn't turn out like dragonball evolution or last airbender...I can't even begin to describe how bad those two were.

Jan 3, 2014 7:56 AM by Zeronex

The USA is not the only one who can make good looking CGI. But for a good CGI a movie needs an good budget or/and CGI spezialists who can make the best with the given budget what japanese movies obviously dont have.

i am surprised when it will kook like this

its a movie from norway

Jan 3, 2014 7:13 AM by phreeak

I've seen live actions of anime, made by Japan. Honestly they're crap compared to the original.
Especially Shingeki no Kyojin, which settings and characters are fit to be Hollywood's.
I won't raise my hopes high for this

Jan 3, 2014 12:06 AM by shadow_black

smells FUYUKAI desu ne .. i dont think it will be good for japanese making this

Dec 22, 2013 12:38 AM by ranirsdt

Meh, dont have high expectations but will watch (only to be disapointed ;__;), cant wait for SNK S2 gonna be a while though...

Characters/Actors are actually pretty spot on (Except for Levi's >.>) ;b Fan Made SNK live action Characters/Actors for live-action Movie

Dec 10, 2013 7:02 PM by EdwardXD

MajinSaga said:
This is going to be a fucking disaster.

Congrats! We have a winner folks. Now close the thread.

Dec 10, 2013 5:01 PM by MAL-Tony

MajinSaga said:
This is going to be a fucking disaster.


Dec 10, 2013 10:04 AM by killmeee

Hmm judging from existing Japanese movies, I'm not sure if they're gonna be able to pull this off. I think this is a project Hollywood could handle a lot better considering there'll be a lot of big budget action scenes & there will have to be a whole lot of CGI which is damn expensive if you want it to look impressive. If it was me in charge of this project I would hire someone like Joss Whedon to direct & have Guillermo del Toro as producer.
I'm intrigued as to how this will turn out but I think it's not a good idea.

Dec 10, 2013 10:02 AM by RDW

I'm almost positive this adaptation will be shitty but deep down I really really hope it won't be.

Dec 9, 2013 10:39 PM by robotical

MajinSaga said:
This is going to be a fucking disaster.

You are so right -_-
May a big company see this proyect like a big incoming money and take over the production.... may this conqueror company be blessed

Dec 9, 2013 3:05 PM by kairi07

The movie would be enjoyable to watch with this cast sugested by the fans

Well but however it would have japanese cast like many comments of you guys here. Only hope that the cast would not be like the life action of Ouran Highschool Host Club 'cos the main character was not even slightest similar to him :P (blondy who's name I forgot). The worst thing that could happen is that the non asien characters are asians with dyed hair and I have the feeling that the best cosplayers would make a better cast like for example the one that cosplayed Levi (Reika) and other awesome cosplayers.

Letting that aside, does anyone know where it is going to be filmed and will they go to foreign countries too? Well I guess if there is enough money.

Dec 9, 2013 3:02 PM by kairi07

This movie should be a co-produced by an American and a Japanese studio. If the direction of the Japanese and the execution of Americans are combined, we might actually get something worth remembering decades from now.

Dec 7, 2013 4:41 PM by Skeleturtle


Dec 7, 2013 3:56 PM by -Zeaos

This is just another example of milking SnK for all it's worth while they still can. Very rarely does rushed stuff like this turn out good.

I foresee special effects as the biggest problem because it's needed for the titans and the 3DGM. Then there is Levi's spinning technique or Eren's titan form. It's probably gonna look so corny and bad that it's laughable.

The only way to pull of SnK right is if it was produced as a Hollywood summer action movie.

Dec 7, 2013 3:52 PM by starrybee

Sourire said:
"mediocre adaptation" what? every panel was animated except maybe the titan in the wall which was altered.. gtfo
You see, my standards for good adaptation are a tad bit higher than "it's good as long as they include most of the pages". SnK anime has a lot of QUALITY, strange chara design changes (which I didn't like), some pacing issues and rather small but questionable changes to the plot.
Good to see how cultured you are, I'll try keep it in mind in the future.

Dec 7, 2013 3:27 PM by Progeusz

Tengai said:
Aozumi said:
Cashdaxxx said:
The universe of SnK is devoid of Asians, so I don't think having Japanese actors (except Mikasa) would cut it. :(

parfaited said:
Kitsu-nee said:
Can't wait how Levi is going to look like, lol.

This is what frightens me the most.

YukinoAsakura said:
> Bad/low-budget SFX
> Over reaction actors
> Most likely will mess around with the story at some point

mmmm... Thanks but not thanks.

Yurippe2636 said:
The two reasons why this movie's gonna suck is
1)The characters all being Japanese when it's obvious they're not.
2)The special effects.

>Mikasa should be Japanese and Eren should be German, same goes for the others.
>SFX like Pacific Rim (Which is really good)
>Story is still the same like the Anime
>Me as Eren :3
>Good director

I'll still watch it no matter what happens :D

didn't watched Pacific Rim, is it good?

the first things they should do is to NOT choose asian actors for ALL THE CAST (except for Mikasa as mentioned before), if they do that then there's a bit of hope lol

for the others, not all of them look german, so some being french (Jean looks french(??) and for some reasons a lot of people think that Levi is French lol don't ask me why though, don't know either), american (example: Erwin(?)) & russian (Annieeeee) may be a good choice too :x

in any case, that movie shouldn't be made by japanese people unless the theme of the movie was purely japanese related orz which is not the case at all, it will be simply impossile for them to find an international cast that can speak japanese and are good actors orz

Dec 7, 2013 8:28 AM by NemuriNezumi

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