Could Attack On Titan live-action movie show Hollywood how it’s done?
For a very long time I wondered if there would be a The attack of the Titans live action movie? Like seriously, will there be one? My prayers were answered thanks to what feels like an authentic big budget, all thanks to the genius thinkers at Funimation.
Funimation recently announced that it has acquired the film, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights for the The attack of the Titans movie across the Americas, and if the trailer I saw is any indication of the film’s kind of attention to detail, it’s going to rock as hard as the live-action adaptation of Death Note.
The attack of the Titans The opening act is set for the first time at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 14, two days after the film’s director appeared at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and cast representing Eren and Mikasa (Haruma Miura and Kiko Mizuhara, respectively) will be in attendance.
What I love most about this project is how the cast and crew lived up to the occasion without needing to hand it back to Hollywood; the The attack of the Titans The quality of the live-action movies is by no means below par, and while it’s a bit early to tell, Toho Company seems to have gone to great lengths to make sure the movie is too. epic than anime and manga.
How the live-action movie Attack on Titan could show a little something Hollywood.
By keeping the characters culturally correct. Do you remember the days when there was talk of Americanization? Akira go out? If you love the story of Kaneda, Tetsuo and Company as much as I do, then bastardizing it by whitewashing the characters was unthinkable and we all celebrated the news of its cancellation.
You cannot underestimate the importance of keeping the characters and cultures as they are written, because it’s not just the color of the skin that matters; every character has a reason to exist in that specific space and when you start changing things up for box office parties what you really do is dilute the story and create a butterfly effect that fanboys like me do see clearly, then through anger rant on the interwebs, hint on the occasional.
Show the benefits of staying true to the source material. There aren’t many manga made into anime series that could withstand the weight of jumping from pen and ink to flesh and blood –The attack of the Titans is one of them in my opinion. The reason I think this is because there are two very important things to note: First, there is an incredibly rabid fan base around this work, who are as active and knowledgeable about canon as the creators. They go to conventions, cosplay, and online tirades about perceived poor choices in character design and plot, and the masses, when vocally focused, can move mountains. (Akira director Jaume Collet-Serra discovered it the hard way.)
Second, with the source material on hand, a lot of the issues surrounding other adaptations aren’t that big of a deal. You don’t have to find a star to tie into the movie in order to stay out of development hell. In large part, the source material of The attack of the Titans requires body types and looks not found in Hollywood. This means that you can hire virtual strangers at lower rates in an attempt to save their money.
Staying true to the source material also means you wouldn’t have to modify the script to suit the American audience; those who would watch the film of their own accord are already familiar with subtitling. Let’s be completely honest here: casuals shouldn’t be the main target here; the story is way too complex (which is why it will be a multi-part movie) to end in an hour and a half and theaters wouldn’t be the best way to make money anyway. Blu Ray sales are the obvious choice.
The The attack of the Titans The live-action movie’s release date has not been announced for full-scale screenings, but fans are considering a drop in August 2015. I can only hope.