For English-speaking anime fans eagerly awaiting the release of the live-action Attack on Titan movies, recently released teasers only provided context to those who understand Japanese. Luckily, Australian distributor Madman Entertainment uploaded the first trailer with English-subtitles to enjoy. While those familiar with the story understood the gist of this adaptation through the trailer visually, the subtitles bring good context to help those who wish to learn more. Watch the trailer and check out 60 screenshots from it after the break.
As a fan myself, the dialogue and text is basically exposition and set up. There isn’t much to really decipher on how different this film will be from the original Attack on Titan anime series. Based on what we know from the character posters that were revealed last year, half the cast will be comprised of faces not from the books or the anime. Which can only mean they’re going to be Titan fodder. I think the trailer captures the intensity and the themes fairly well, so we’ll have to wait and see more footage in order to know how closely they’ll come to recreating the awesomeness that is the anime series.
Since this film is outside the systematic clutches of Hollywood, I can only assume that this movie will be pretty faithful to the franchise. Director Shinji Higuchi is working under the supervision of manga creator Hajime Isayama, and the script has been written by Yuusuke Watanabe (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods; Gantz; Gatchaman). And curiously, something out of the ordinary in America, film critic Tomohiro Machiyama has helped with the script as well.
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Here is the official plot synopsis for Attack on Titan:
100 years ago, titans suddenly appeared on Earth. Soon, human civilization veered on collapse due to the titans. Humans then built a giant wall to defend themselves. Within the giant walls, humans lived in peace, but, 100 years later, the giant wall is broken.
Directed by Shinji Higuchi, Attack on Titan stars Haruma Miura as Eren Jaeger, Kiko Mizuhara as Mikasa Ackerman, Kanata Hongo as Armin Arlit, Satomi Ishihara as Hanji, Nanami Sakuraba as Sasha Braus, Takahiro Miura as Jean, Hiroki Hasegawa as Shikishima, Ayame Misaki as Hiana, Pierre Taki as Souda, Jun Kunimura as Kubal, Shu Watanabe as Fukushi, Satoru Matsuo as Sannagi, Rina Takeda as Lil. The first of this two part movie will open on August 1, 2015, and the second is set for on September 19, 2015.
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Source: Madman Entertainment