Unlike the original manga and animated version, the forthcoming live-action incarnation will be set in Japan. If nothing else it's a novel twist on the white-washing you see when Hollywood adapts an Asian property (see ScarJo in Ghost in the Shell). Following the release of the surprisingly bad-ass looking character posters we've now got the first look at actual finished footage. And the lumbering giants- although only seen briefly- look pretty much exactly as you would have hoped. Japan's live-action anime adaptations don't have the best reputation (often not helped by obviously tight budgets), but we think this is looking pretty promising.
The films will open in Japan on August 1st and September 19th 2015. Sony Pictures USA recently registered a series of Attack on Titan domains, provoking speculation they may be bringing the films to the States (although it could also be related to the anime movies or even a US adaptation).
Watch the full teaser below.
Translation (via ANN):
Narration: Over one hundred years ago... Half of humanity was eaten by the titans that suddenly appeared... The humanity that remained created a giant wall, and lived peacefully.
Text: Anticipated by the whole world!!
Text: Live-action film green-lit!
Mikasa: The world is cruel...
Eren: If we mess up, that's the end for humanity.
Title: Attack on Titan
Text: The attack begins on August 1!