Another day, and another popular manga is getting the big-budget Hollywood treatment.
Producers include Harry Potter’s David Heyman, Heroes’ Masi Oka, and It’s Barbara Muschietti. A screenwriter has yet to be announced.
Muschetti is currently at work on It: Chapter Two, which will be out 6 September 2019.
It began as a manga series, became a popular anime, and even had a previous live-action film adaptation from director Shinji Higuchi. The two-part film was not very well-regarded, though, hence this new version.
If Attack on Titan really is Muschietti’s next film after It: Chapter Two, it’s hard to imagine exactly what it will be like.
He’s really only done smaller horror movies (his only previous film before It was Mama, based on his own short story) — and though It is certainly considered a larger-scale horror movie, it’s not quite on the same scale as giant monsters fighting in massive cities. It’ll be fascinating to see how his talent for mood and character might transfer to a story on a much, much larger scale.