Live-Action ATTACK ON TITAN Gets a U.S. Distributor!
For those of you Attack on Titan fans out there, you'll be happy to hear that the highly-anticipated live-action films now have a domestic distributor! The films will be distributed in the U.S. by FUNimation Entertainment. They are the same company that picked up the rights to the animated series, so it makes sense that they'd jump on board and secure the theatrical, home entertainment, VOD, and broadcast rights to the films.
FUNimation also announced that the film’s director, Shinji Higuchi, will appear at San Diego Comic-Con for an autograph session on Sunday, July 12th, at 1:00 p.m. PST at FUNimation’s booth (#4135).
They will host the world premiere of Attack on Titan Part 1 (in Japanese w/ English subtitles) at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, July 14th. Haruma Miura and Kiko Mizuhara, who portray Eren and Mikasa in the movie respectively, will appear at the film’s premiere along with Higuchi. Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment, said this in a statement:
“FUNimation is honored to host the world premiere of Attack on Titan here in the United States with Toho. Attack on Titan is truly a worldwide phenomenon and we are excited to bring the live action movie to theaters across the Americas later this fall.”
I'm so happy to hear that these films found domestic distribution. I can't freakin' wait to watch them! Here's the synopsis:
Based on the popular manga series of the same name, Attack on Titan takes place in a world where the remnants of humanity live inside a series of connected cities, isolated by enormous walls. These walls exists to keep the Titans out, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. These Titans have reduced the world’s population to staggeringly low numbers. The three main protagonists of Isayama’s manga are Eren Jaeger, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their friend Armin Arlert. Their lives are changed forever when a ‘Colossal Titan’ breaches the wall protecting their town, leading to the death of Eren’s mother. Vowing revenge and to reclaim the world from the Titans, Eren, Mikasa and Armin join the Survey Corps, an elite group of soldiers who fight Titans outside the walls.
The film will be released in Japan in two parts by Toho on August 1st and September 19th, 2015. Here's the most recent trailer in case you missed it: