After duking it out with giant Kaiju, actor John Boyega seems to have set his sights on a different kind a colossal threat: Titans. The Pacific Rim Uprising star and producer has revealed that he would love to produce a live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga and anime series, Attack on Titan.
While promoting the Pacific Rim sequel, Boyega described what he would imagine the film to look like in an interview with MTV. "I'd definitely cast a whole bunch of Japanese actors to play the part," the actor said, quickly addressing casting concerns. "It would look epic. I'd like to shoot it exactly the way they kind of mimic the artist's style in the actual anime."
Boyega received his first producer credit on Pacific Rim Uprising and it seems he will not stop with the Jaeger vs. Kaiju film. An Attack on Titan film would be a logical next step for the young star. "I love them swinging into action and you have a panning shot just following them, cruising on by as they cut off the napes. That would be real cool!"
That sounds like a very good start.
Arriving in theaters on March 23, director Steven S. DeKnight’s Pacific Rim Uprising stars Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Rinko Kikuchi, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, Karan Brar, Ivanna Sakhno, Zhang Jin, Zhu Zhu, Burn Gorman and Charlie Day.