The Attack on Titan live action movie has had some fans concerned for a while, with its B movie look in an early trailer and the fact that technology of the time appears to include rocket launchers, something certainly lacking from the pseudo medieval setting of the manga/anime. Still, the movie is continuing apace and today we have a new trailer that adds to the creep factor and suggests the movie could be a little better than previously expected.[yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njH4Y1UBucw']
In this latest showing off the movie, we get a much more close up look at our pal the Colossal Titan, as well as a lot of panicking humans. The latter half however shows humanity's response to the Titan menace, including some fan favourite characters like Hange Zoe – who appears suitably crazy, as she does in the original material.
As usual with a lot of adaptations though – Game of Thrones being a prime example – a good number of ages have been adjusted for the movie. Eren and Mikasa both appear to be in their late teens, rather than 12-13 as they are in the early stages of the story. There is also a predominance of Asian actors, despite that heritage being said to have almost died out in the manga – but that's understandable given where the movie was filmed.
Shingeki No Kyojin is set for release on the 1st August this year.
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KitGuru Says: I may watch this at some point but the relatively low-level effects don't give me too much hope for it. I'm still waiting for the official books to catch up with the unofficial translations I read. I never realised how far behind they were.