Attack on Titan is probably one of the most impactful anime series to come out in the last decade (with its second season finally hitting this April), and American media companies have finally started to take notice. It won’t be too long before the inevitable American remake, and according to Deadline, Warner Bros. really wants to be the one to do it.
Warner Bros. is apparently trying to negotiate the rights to the series right now and wants to put David Heyman (Fantastic Beasts…) in charge of it. It’s early days (this may fall through entirely), but it seems highly likely we’ll be seeing a live action American Attack on Titan.
On the upside, out of all the anime series that could get a Western adaptation, this is the only one I can think of that wouldn’t get white washed — only because almost the entire cast (with one notable exception) is supposed to be of European descent. On the other hand, we all know exactly what happened the last time someone tried to make a live action version of this series.
This is all probably a bad idea, but I’m occasionally wrong.