FUNimation Entertaiment has announced that the two-part live-action “Attack on Titan” film will be hitting U.S. cinemas far earlier than many moviegoers might expect. The distributor has confirmed that the first part will debut in cinemas from September 30th, followed by the second three weeks later on October 20th.
CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment Gen Fukunaga says: “Fan reaction to Attack on Titan was extremely positive at the world premiere and we’re pleased to be able to announce dates for the theatrical releases in September and October. Attack on Titan is a worldwide phenomenon and we are excited to bring the live action movies to not only fans of the manga and anime but also horror fans as well from across the U.S. and Canada.”
Based on the popular manga series, the story is set in a world where the remnants of humanity live inside a series of connected cities, isolated by enormous walls to keep the Titans out. Titans are gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason and have reduced the world’s population to staggeringly low numbers.
The story follows three people whose lives are changed when a titan breaches the wall protecting their town. The manga has over fifty million copies in print today and inspired a twenty-five episode anime series which FUNimation already released on home video in North America.
Source: FUNimation Entertainment