One of the most successful manga/anime to come out of Japan in recent years is Attack on Titan, created by Hajime Isayama—and it just happens to be a treat for Horror Freaks. The story of humans walled up in an insular society to protect themselves against a race of cannibalistic giants spawned a 2-part live-action adaptation in 2015. Now, we’re getting word that an American remake is in the works for the folks at Warner Brothers!
The only details we have at this point come from IMDB:
2000 years from now, humans are nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.
The Attack on Titan Remake is being produced by David Heyman.
This project is obviously in its infancy, but we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned!
And check out the trailer for the Japanese live action adaptation of Attack on Titan (now available on DVD and Blu) below.