Back in April, Haruma Miura (live-action Kimi No Todoke's Shota Kazehaya) was named the lead of the live-action Attack on Titan, and there was ambiguity about whether he was playing Eren or not. Well, now with the cast filled out, it's looking a lot like the latter. Manga author Hajime Isayama is supervising not only supervising the creation of a new story with a frightening new enemy, but also new characters.
The two part live-action feature series, planned for summer 2015 has cast
Shinji Higuchi, a key Daicon/Gainax member, who made a significant contribution to Evangelion - was special effects director on the '90s Gamera trilogy and director on the 2006 version of The Sinking of Japan, and more recently, the director of Studio Ghibli homage God Warrior Attacks for Hideaki Anno's tokusatsu exhibit.
Yusuke Watanabe (live-action Gantz and 20th Century Boys, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods) and critic/subculture expert Tomohiro Machiyama will be scripting the movie.
In December, along with the announcement that tokusatsu effects movie guru Shinji Higuchi would be helming the live-action Attack on Titan movie, came news that an early look at his take on the hit series would be coming from an AoT collaboration ad for the Subaru Forester. The campaign's site has posted the 30-second spot.