Teaser Live-Action "Attack on Titan" Site Confirms 2014 Release

Director Tetsuya Nakashima left project late last year

With all the excitement around the Attack on Titan anime, it's easy to forget that a live-action adaptation of Hajime Isayama's manga is in the works. Now, the project's teaser site has confirmed the talk from late last year that the movie has been pushed back to 2014.


Last December, Tetsuya Nakashima, director of the critically acclaimed Confessions and the cult favorite adaptation of Kamikaze Girls, was off the live-action project. Toho removed Nakashima references from the project and film journalist Otaka Hiroo exlained that disagreements with the film's producers over the script caused the departure. Earlier timelines had the film debuting late in 2013.

In September 2011, the website of the city of Itako posted an October 3 casting call for 80 "healthy male and female" extras "to play people fleeing in panic from 'giants' who suddenly appear in a peaceful shopping district," which turned into an early reveal of Nakashima's existence when a local business man Tweeted what was being filmed.

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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