Hollywood Adaptation For 'Attack On Titan'? Kodansha Denies Warner Bros. Rumor

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Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, the latest attempt at an Attack on Titan game from Omega Force (the developers behind the 'Warriors' franchise) and Koei Tecmo. (c) Koei Tecmo

According to a report from Deadline, Warner Bros. wants to create a Hollywood adaptation of Attack On Titan. The highly acclaimed manga, written and illustrated by Hajime Isamaya, has spun-off an anime series, animated movies, Japanese live-action movie, video games and even a Marvel crossover comic book featuring Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy fighting off several titans. A western adaptation doesn't seem unlikely. In fact, reports suggest Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman is tapped to lead the project.

But not so fast. Despite Deadline's reports on Tuesday, a representative of series manga publisher Kodansha came forward to deny Deadline's story. Via Crunchyroll, Kodansha told Yahoo! Japan that while various movie negotiations are underway, no specifics are available at this time.

For those unfamiliar with Attack On Titan, the series follows a small community of humans that are constantly threatened by massive beings known as Titans beyond its defensive walls. The story follows elite soldiers of the Survey Corps that conduct scouting issions beyond the wall to protect humanity from the mighty titans.

Watch the trailer for Japan's 2015 live action movie below:

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