Almost two weeks ago, we brought you the second teaser trailer for the upcoming two-part live-action Attack On Titan. Now we’ve got the same trailer but this time it’s got English subtitles, so that the majority of us can understand exactly what’s going on.
In the trailer, it appears that the main characters don’t believe in the existence of Titans, stating that none have been seen in over a hundred years. However, their disbelief soon turns into horror, despair, and rage as Titans destroy their town and they are forced to retreat.
The first film will hit Japanese theaters on August 8th and the second film, which bears the subtitle End Of The World, premieres on September 19th. Both are directed by Shinji Higuchi, who is also attached as director of Toho’s Godzilla reboot.
The film’s synopsis reads:
The sudden arrival of the Titans–mysterious, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour human beings one after the other–brings mankind to the brink of extinction. Fast-forward more than 100 years later. What remains of the human population now live in relative peace behind massive walls that were erected to defend themselves against the Titans. Yet once again, that peace is shattered when a Titan measuring over 50 meters tall smashes through the wall, allowing a horde of other Titans to enter. The protagonist, Eren, had been resigned to a life confined behind these walls. Nothing I do would make a difference, he thought. But when he joins the “Outer Wall Restoration Team” set up to fight against the Titans, he is reunited with Mikasa, a childhood friend and someone he had long rued not being able to save. The new recruits embark on a mission to obtain explosives, which had become rare and precious, before getting past the waves of Titans to plug the gaping hole in the wall, with humanity’s survival on the line. Will there be a future for Eren and Mikasa, and for mankind itself?