Warner Bros. is currently negotiating to get the film rights for the manga series Attack on Titan, Deadline reports. Written and illustrated by Hajime Isayam, Attack on Titan has already been adapted for television and film in Japan. Warner Bros. is looking at a remake of the two-part Japanese film for producer David Heyman. Heyman is best known for his work on the Harry Potter film series, and is currently behind the Fantastic Beasts and Paddington film franchises.
One of the most popular anime series of late, Attack on Titan features Eren Yeager, his foster sister Mikasa Ackerman and their childhood friend Armin Arlert, in a world where humans must live in settlements surrounded by three gigantic walls which prevent the Titans, giant humanoid creatures who eat humans, from entering. The award-winning Attack on Titan has been a huge commercial success, with tens of millions of the manga sold and a popular television series, although the second part of the film adaptation flopped. Warner Bros. is still floundering with their Akira adaptation, so perhaps Heyman’s magic touch will do the trick for Attack on Titan.