Director Andy Muschietti scored one of the biggest horror hits of all time with his adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel It, and expectations are high for the sequel, which is due for release next year. It has now been reported that Muschietti has lined up his next movie after It: Chapter Two–an adaptation of classic manga Attack on Titan.
According to Variety, Muschietti will helm a live action Attack on Titan movie for Warner. The site states that the studio recently signed a deal with Kodansha, the Japanese publisher of the property, to make a Hollywood version. Muschietti’s sister Barbara Muschietti, who produced both It movies and his 2013 horror hit Mama, will co-produce.
Attack on Titan was created by Hajime Isayama, and was first published in 2009. The series focuses on giant humanoid creatures called Titans who have wiped out much of humanity, and the struggle of what is left of mankind to survive together, hidden behind huge walls. The series has already been adapted in Japan, with an anime version premiering in 2013 and a two-part live action movie released in 2015. There was also a video game released in 2016.
This isn’t the first Japanese property that Muschietti has been associated with. Last year, it was reported that he was in talks to direct an adaptation of the classic anime series Robotech. However, there has been no further news about this project since then.
It: Chapter Two hits theaters on September 6, 2019, and stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, James Ransone, and Bill Skarsgård. The movie wrapped production in September, and Muschietti shared a bloody behind-the-scenes image to mark the end of shooting.