Deadline Hollywood reported on Tuesday that Warner Bros. is in negotiations to get the film rights to the Attack on Titan franchise. A public relations representative of publisher Kodansha said on Wednesday that “Deadline’s report is incorrect.”
The representative noted, “There are many works where negotiations are advancing for film adaptations. I cannot comment on what is within contract negotiations.”
Deadline’s report stated that Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them producer David Heyman would be on board to produce a proposed two-film project that would remake the 2015 Japanese live-action film adaptations. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. was hoping to develop the project after its live-action Akira film. Warner officially green-lit the Akira film in 2011, but the project has been delayed. Former Variety and The Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider reported last summer that Warner was targeting director Justin Lin ( Fast & Furious franchise, Star Trek Beyond) for the project.