Warner Bros. Pictures is in negotiations to acquire the film rights to the anime and manga franchise “Attack on Titan”.
“Harry Potter” series producer David Heyman will produce the project, but is the only name attached at this point with no director or screenwriters announced.
The action is set a century after the sudden arrival of mysterious gigantic humanoid creatures named Titans who devour human beings one after the other. The creatures brought mankind to the brink of extinction, and the remnants of the human population now live in relative peace behind massive walls erected to defend themselves.
Rather than using the original manga or the 2013 anime series, the film is said to be an adaptation of the two-part Japanese live-action film adaptation that debuted in 2015.
Warners has been trying for years to bring the iconic manga “Akira” to the big screen, but that one has languished in development.