It director Andy Muschietti to helm Attack on Titan, based on Hajime Isayama's bestselling Manga series

Indo-Asian News Service

October 30, 2018 13:43:21 IST

Los Angeles: After the record-breaking box office run of It, director Andy Muschietti has found his next project.

Attack of Titan. Twitter/@Gizmodo

Attack of Titan. Image via Twitter

Muschietti will direct a feature film adaptation of Attack on Titan for Warner Bros. The studio finalised a deal with Japan-based publishing company Kodansha on Monday, 29 October reports variety.com.

Attack on Titan, written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama, has become one of the best-selling manga series with over 76 million copies in print since debuting in 2009.

It is set in a world in which humanity lives in cities surrounded by enormous walls protecting themselves from gigantic humanoids that are referred to as titans.

David Heyman is producing the film with Masi Oka and Andy's sister Barbara Muschietti.

This isn't the first time Attack on Titan is getting the big screen treatment. Shinji Higuchi directed a Japanese version in 2015. It was released in two parts and earned $46 million. In 2013, Wit Studios debuted an anime television series.

Andy's adaptation of It — based on the Stephen King novel— became one of the biggest horror film of all time with $700 million worldwide. He is currently in production on the sequel It: Chapter 2.

Updated Date: Oct 30, 2018 13:44 PM