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Hollywood Attack on Titan Film Taps It Director Andy Muschietti

posted on by Karen Ressler
Warner Bros. finalizes deal for film rights

Variety reported on Monday that Warner Bros. finalized a deal with Japanese publisher Kodansha to produce a feature film based on Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga. Andy Muschietti (It) is on board to direct.

David Heyman (Harry Potter), Masi Oka (Mega Man), and Andy's sister Barbara Muschietti (It) are producing the film.

Deadline Hollywood reported in January 2017 that Warner Bros. was in negotiations to get the film rights (with Heyman on board to produce), but Kodansha claimed that the report was incorrect.

Isayama launched the manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in print in English, and Crunchyroll also publishes the manga in English digitally as new chapters are published in Japan. The manga has inspired three anime series since April 2013 — the second part of the third season will debut in April 2019.

The manga also inspired two Japanese live-action films in 2015. Funimation released the films theatrically and on home video in North America.

Source: Variety (Dave McNary), The Hollywood Reporter (Aaron Couch, Borys Kit)

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