The full throttle battle for survival between human and flesh-eating giants is about to be revealed this
August 12 in the much-awaited adaptation of the popular Manga anime of the same title “Attack On Titan.”
Set in a post-modern apocalyptic world, the story of the live-action movie is based on the Manga but includes some original aspects and was supervised by the author, Hajime Isayama. Actor Haruma Miura plays Eren Jaeger who lives in a city surrounded by a series of towering walls. Beyond these walls are the Titans which the humans have feared might resurface after more than a hundred years of peace.
Directed by Shinji Higuchi, who revealed the movie to select press and fans recently, shared that it was a truly emotional experience, “I was on the verge of tears at some points during the film, but that’s because I’m so happy to have been able to work on it and to bring it here,” said Higuchi. Asked why the movie was premiering in Hollywood rather than Japan, the director replied, “Initially, speaking honestly, I didn’t know the purpose of bringing this film all the way to Hollywood! But now, I finally see the purpose. It’s a great honor.”
Filmed in an an island located off the coast of Nagasaki, is officially called Hashima, but nicknamed Gunkanjima, or “Battleship Island,” because it resembles a warship in the water. Along with Miura, “Attack on Titan” also stars Hiroki Hasegawa (“Jellyfish Princess”), Kiko Mizuhara (“Norwegian Wood”), Kanata Hongō (“Prince of Tennis”), Takahiro Miura (“Space Battleship Yamato”), Nanami Sakuraba (“Twin Spica”), Satoru Matsuo (“Themae Romae”), Satomi Ishihara (“Sadako 3D”), Pierre Taki (“Linda Linda Linda”), Jun Kunimura (“Audition”), Shu Watanabe (“Kamen Rider OOO”), Ayame Misaki (“Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters”) and Rina Takeda (“High Kick Girl”).
Humanity fights back when “Attack on Titan” opens this August 12 from Pioneer Films.