A follow-up report has been announced regarding the live-action movie project for Attack on Titan, a huge hit TV anime that broadcast in 2013. Joining the main cast is Haruma Miura who has played roles in a number of movies and dramas.
Other than the fact that Shinji Higuchi has been welcomed on as director and Yusuke Watanabe as writer, much of this live-action movie project is still shrouded in mystery. Anticipation from fans will rise until more is revealed about this project that is developing in secrecy.
Haruma Miura is a popular actor whose role in the movie Tokyo Park and his impressive performance as a young boy stricken with an incurable disease in the drama Boku no Ita Jikan are still fresh in memory. Though only 23 years old, he has plenty of achievements behind him, and we wonder what kind of performance he will give this time.
Though based on the original story and characters, the movie’s story, which is being supervised by author Hajime Isayama, will incorporate new aspects. They are aiming for a grand and spectacular film that includes the young heroes who stand against the Titans in 3D action.
In order to construct this new world, staff who are on the forefront of Japanese cinema in special effects, VFX, clothing, and more have been assembled. Katsuro Onoue, who was assistant director on The Floating Castle and Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo, will support director Higuchi as special effects director. In charge of cinematography is Shoji Ehara, winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for his work on The Flying Castle. In charge of lighting is Takashi Sugimoto, winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction for his work on Kita no Canary. Also welcomed onto the staff as art director is Takeshi Shimizu who previously worked on Umizaru. Isao Tsuge, who previously worked on Ryomaden and Parasyte on which he was in charge of makeup and clothing, has joined the cast as clothing designer. Yoshihiro Nishimura, a leader in special moldings and makeup, is acting as special molding producer. Also including character designers Yoshiyuki Sadamoto ( Neon Genesis Evangelion ), Takayuki Takeya ( Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo ), and Kouji Tajima Parasyte, this gathering of top creators from the words of anime and special effects is not to be overlooked.
Pre-production has already begun on the movie and it seems to be progressing steadily. In order to best suit the run-down world attacked by Titans, shooting is also scheduled to take place in the holy ground of ruins, Hashima (nicknamed Gunkanjima, or Battleship Island) in Nagasaki Prefecture. Look forward to more on this project to come.
Attack on Titan
Scheduled for 2015 release
Original Work: Hajime Isayama (Kodansha, serialized in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine)
Committee: Attack on Titan Movie Production Committee
Production: Toho Eiga
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Writers: Yusuke Watanabe, Tomohiro Machiyama
Cast: Haruma Miura (more to be announced soon)
First Filming: summer 2014
Source article written by Katsunori Takahashi.