Kamikaze Girls/Confessions' Nakashima Confirmed for Attack on Titan
posted on by Egan Loo
The January issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine is confirming on Friday that the previously revealed live-action Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) film will be directed by Tetsuya Nakashima. Nakashima's previous films include Kamikaze Girls, Confessions, and Paco and the Magical Picture Book.
Principal photography will begin during or after next spring's Golden Week holidays, and the film will open in Japan in Fall of 2013 or later. Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine is publishing some conceptual imageboard art on Friday, and it is also announcing that Konami is developing a social game for mobile phones.
Hajime Isayama launched the original manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009. The story follows the life of humans after giants suddenly appear and take over the entire world. To keep out these invaders who eat humans for food, the humans erect huge walls, but at the cost of their freedom in the outside world.
The official website of Itako, a city north of Tokyo, had posted an October 3 casting call for extras on the latest film by Nakashima. According to the casting call, the crew was looking for 80 "healthy male and female" extras "to play people fleeing in panic from 'giants' who suddenly appear in a peaceful shopping district."