IT director Andy Muschietti is set to direct the upcoming Attack on Titan movie, according to Variety. IT broke box office records and gained rave reviews from critics, and now Muschietti is set to direct the Warner Bros. Pictures feature film adaptation of the best-selling manga series.
Warner Bros. reportedly finalized a deal with the Japanese publishing company Kodansha on Monday. David Heyman (Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts) is set to produce the film with Masi Oka (Heroes) and Andy’s sister Barbara Muschietti (IT, Mama). Muschietti is currently in production for the sequel to the hit horror film, IT Chapter Two, which stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader and Isaiah Mustafa as the adult versions of the child members of the Losers Club from the first film. IT Chapter Two will premiere on September 6, 2019.
Attack on Titan was written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama and has sold over 76 million copies since 2009. In the story of Attack on Titan, humanity’s great cities have huge walls around them to protect them from giant monster humans called Titans. There was a Japanese version of Attack on Titan on the big screen before, directed by Shinji Higuchi, which premiered in 2015. There were two parts to the film. We also saw an anime TV series from Wit Studios in 2013.
Andy Muschietti is a newer director, though much of his work has been critically acclaimed, from IT to Mama. Attack on Titan is a pretty horrifying story if you read the manga. What do you think of Muschietti taking the helm on the film? Let us know in the comments.