The First Teaser for the ATTACK ON TITAN Movie Is Here
By Charles Webb on June 23, 2014
Japanese distributor Pony Canyon just released the teaser trailer for the first Attack on Titan feature film, and you can get a taste of the murderous giant action below.
For those of you not familiar with Attack on Titan, the anime – based on the manga by Hajime Isayama – takes place in a world under siege by massive Titans: nude, often mindless humanoid creatures that enjoy nothing more than snacking on the surviving human population which has hidden itself inside of walled-off cities. But after one of those walls fails, and Eren Jaeger suffers a terrible loss, our hotheaded protagonist vows to enlist in the military with the hope of killing every Titan he can find.
If some – well, all – of the footage looks familiar, it’s because the feature is a digest-sized version of the hit animated series and award-winning manga. Director Araki Tetsuro edited the feature – titled Attack on Titan Part One: Crimson Bow and Arrow – cutting down the first 13 episodes of the series for this installment, with the followup – subtitled Wings of Freedom – due out in 2015.
Twitchfilm spotted the teaser, which reveals the film’s Japanese release date: November 22. FUNimation distributes the series here in the U.S., so hopefully, it’s only a matter of time before they announce a domestic release for the film.
A live-action film has been in various stages of production since 2012 with director Shinji Higuchi (Hidden Fortress: The Last Princess, Japan Sinks) most recently attached, with distributor Toho recently announcing the cast lead by Crows Zero II actor Haruma Miura. The live-action film has a planned 2015 release.