Titanic blockbuster Shingeki no Kyojin has delivered a shock to fans in the form of a 2015 live action adaptation, which most seem to believe will only be a disaster of appropriately gigantic proportions.
The movie’s staff include director Shinji Higuchi (of Gonzo extraction and best known for directing “Japan Sinks”), and script writing by Yuusuke Watanabe (whose writing credits include the Gantz movie) and Tomohiro Machiyama (a film critic).
Plenty of cosplay and parody material reveals fans are not entirely hostile to the idea of live action titans:
“What will happen if we Japanese make it”:
With the record of Japanese live action movie adaptations of popular manga franchises being what it is, it would be something of an understatement to say there is scepticism about the movie’s prospects:
“I can not believe they are making this live action and not an anime movie.”
“And it is all by Japanese, great.”
“Wasn’t the setting mostly devoid of Asians?”
“The protagonist is basically Germanic. Bit of a joke to cast Japanese in it.”
“It’ll just be more trash like Gantz.”
“Just make them into samurai and do a Japanese version.”
“They should get an all-foreign cast and do it overseas. Japanese actors are too low level.”
“Please just sell it to America.”
“What the hell is Machiyama doing involved with this?”
“It doesn’t matter who is doing what. All you need to know is that it is live action so this will surely be trash.”
“Japan’s movie industry does a better job at chewing up and destroying content than any titan could…”