Filming is now officially over for the 2-part live-action Attack on Titan movies over at Hashima Island in Nagasaki, also known as Battleship Island, and the main cast and their director have recently talked about making the movie as well as posed for a few photos on set.
Shinji Higuchi, who directed the two movies has said that “A movie adaptation does not have to replicate the original, but I think it should still be an interesting piece of work. I wonder if this is achieved by the movie”. In that statement, Higuchi answered the points raised by many fans because the live-action movies will be a bit different from their source material as it will feature more modern weapons like RPGs and tanks, a larger colossal titan over 100 meters (Manga and anime colossal titan is only 50 meters), and the fact that the movies do not feature one of the series’ most popular characters, Levi.
Meanwhile, Haruma Miura, who plays Eren Yeager has thanked everyone for the support and is excited to see the movie himself while Kiko Mizuhara, who plays Mikasa Ackerman, says that she has “peace of mind” now that the filming is over.
Kanata Hongo, who plays Armin Arlert, has said that he is now confident that he can help promote the movie properly now. Hongo, Miura, Mizuhara, and Director Higuchi are all joined by actress Satomi Ishihara who plays Hanji Zoe (Hans in the movie) for the new set photos in Hashima Island
The first movie, simply titled Attack on Titan, will make its Japanese premiere this 1 August while the second movie, Attack on Titan: End of the World, will be making its Japanese premiere this 19 September. The first movie itself will be shown in Singapore courtesy of Encore Films, and it will premiere this 13 August. More information about the Singapore screenings here