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Postby mr.negativity » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:39 pm

Nakashima preps 'Advancing Titans' - Kawamura, Ishida to produce sci-fi actioner
Mark Schilling wrote:Helmer Tetsuya Nakashima plus producers Genki Kawamura and Yuji Ishida are set to make sci-fi actioner "Shingeki no kyojin" (Advancing Titans), based on a hit comicbook series.

The trio last teamed for 2010's "Confessions," a psycho-drama that earned $50 million and was selected as Japan's entry for the foreign language Oscar race.

"Titans" focuses on the survivors of an attack on Earth by human-devouring giants.

Hajime Isayama's six-comicbook series has sold 6.6 million copies since its launch in the Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in 2009.

Nakashima is still casting but plans to begin shooting in spring. Toho will release "Titans" in 2013.

Nakashima said that the pic, which will require extensive CGI, will be "the most expensive Japanese film ever," but did not name a figure. Hayao Miyazaki's "Ponyo" is reputedly the country's highest-budget film to date, coming in at $34 million in 2008.


From Anime News Network 2011-10-12:
Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan Manga to Get Film in Fall 2013

The email newsletter for Kodansha's Comic Plus members confirmed on Wednesday that a film adaptation of Hajime Isayama's Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) manga will open in Fall of 2013. More details will be provided in future postings of the newsletter.

Hajime Isayama launched Shingeki no Kyojin in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009. The story follows the life of humans after giants suddenly appear and take over the entire world. To keep out these invaders who eat humans for food, the humans erect huge walls, but at the cost of their freedom in the outside world.

The manga has become a sleeper hit, selling over 3 million copies since last year. The fifth volume shipped in August.

The official website of Itako, a city north of Tokyo, posted an October 3 casting call for extras on the latest film by award-wining director Tetsuya Nakashima (Confessions, Kamikaze Girls, Paco and the Magical Picture Book). According to the casting call, the crew is looking for 80 "healthy male and female" extras "to play people fleeing in panic from 'giants' who suddenly appear in a peaceful shopping district."
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Postby king_ghidorah » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:06 pm

Wow, sounds cool!
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Postby Mac » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:05 pm

Too much to hope for that they don't overuse crappy CGI?
The new Gamera will be worse than Super Monster.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:14 pm

Mac wrote:Too much to hope for that they don't overuse crappy CGI?


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Postby mr.negativity » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:19 pm

Must See "Attack on Titan" Anime Trailer
Scott Green wrote:Wow... I'm not sure if this hype video will be indicative of the actual quality of Death Note/Highschool of the Dead director Tetsuro Araki and Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) subsidiary Studio Wit's adaptation of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga. Still, you have to say that it looks quite impressive.

Keep an eye out for the show's Spring 2013 premiere.

The series is an intricately detailed and disturbing manga concerning how a human society reacts to the sudden onslaught of voracious giants. Kodansha began releasing it in North America this year.

Tetsuya Nakashima, who directed the nearly-Oscar-nominated adaptation of Confessions and the cult favorite adaptation of Kamikaze Girls, has a live action adaptation of Attack on Titan slated for fall 2013.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKzmOh4SuBc
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Postby mr.negativity » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:27 pm

"Attack on Titan" Anime Cast Revealed
"Death Note" director Tetsuro Araki's Project "Attack" anime turns out to be "Attack on Titan" manga adaptation
Scott Green wrote:As was widely speculated, Project "Attack" from Death Note/Highschool of the Dead director Tetsuro Araki and Production I.G subsidiary Studio Wit has turned out to be the adaptation of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga. Beyond that, a new promo spread also reveals the principal cast.

The manga, released in North America by Kodansha, is an intricately detailed and disturbing manga concerning how a human society reacts to the sudden onslaught of voracious giants.
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Re: Advancing Titans

Postby Dai » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:24 pm

Teaser trailer: https://youtu.be/JsY3_LbOPMw

This is looking more promising than I expected. I thought it would look like a bad joke compared to the excellent anime version, but the live-action movies may stand their ground against it. My only concern is the conspicuous lack of 3D manoeuvre gear footage, but this is only a teaser, after all.

Japanese movies started looking especially cheap and amateurish when digital videocameras started being used. It was like the entire Japanese film industry forgot what cinematography was for several years, but I think we can call that phase pretty much over. There have been some gorgeous-looking movies coming out of Japan in recent years. Rurouni Kenshin comes to mind, and this looks like it will be another. Visually, at least. The big question is whether it will nail the inherant drama of the series.
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Re: Advancing Titans

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:50 pm

IGN:
Live-Action Attack on Titan Coming to American Theaters
A two-part movie based on the popular manga and anime series is headed west later this year.
Alex Osborn wrote:The manga-to-film adaptation is directed by Shinji Higuchi, and is based off a script written by Yûsuke Watanabe and Tomohiro Machiyama. The Attack on Titan live-action film will have its world premiere at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles with English subtitles on July 14.
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Re: Advancing Titans

Postby tbeasley » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:23 pm

There's a colossal problem in the way for any live-action version of a larger-than-life comic book. What works as a drawing doesn't always work in the flesh, and few premises make a better posterboy for this problem than Attack on Titan. How can a movie without a sky-high effects budget even approach the material? How do you make the lovable pseudo-zombies called Titans threatening enough to carry the adventure? How do you even make a dent in all the world-building and character development from the source narrative in just two feature films? Well, director Shinji Higuchi and his team came up with a terrific solution to this problem. With the blessing of Titan's original author to do whatever they wanted, TOHO threw all expectations out the window and just made their own movie.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/ ... vie/.90469
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Re: Advancing Titans

Postby Gargantuan Gargantua » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:07 pm

I did not realize there was another thread on this. I've been updating the other one like a fool.
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