Attack on Titan (Nakashima Draft)

Unmade Film
Intended Release:

Conceived by:

Tetsuya Nakashima

Attack on Titan (Nakashima Draft)

Japanese Title

[Shingeki no Kyojin]

In modern-day Japan, a sudden mass-appearance of cannibalistic, immortal giants called “Titans” drive humanity to the brink.

Background - Concept Evolution


In 2011, it was confirmed that award-winning director Tetsuya Nakashima of Kamikaze Girls (2004) and Memories of Matsuko (2006) fame was to helm a new project: the live-action adaptation of Hajime Isayama's hit manga series Attack on Titan, slated for a release in Fall of 2013. A casting call was issued that October for 80 male and female extras to play as panicked citizens, fleeing from "giants" who had suddenly appeared in a peaceful shopping district.

Though exact details are unknown, Nakashima eventually walked off the project in December 2012, citing "considerable creative differences" over the script and other areas of the production.


Background and Trivia

  • Reports of this production can be found as far back as 2011, where the announcement first appeared in an email newsletter for Kodansha's Comic Plus members, followed by Bessatsu Shonen Magazine.

    A little over a year later, Tetsuya Nakashima's departure from the project was made public by film journalist Hiroo Otaka on his Twitter page. According to Toho, the production team and Nakashima could not reach a compromise over the screenplay and other matters.

Concept Evolution

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