Attack on Titan movie
Anime director Tetsuro Araki, "Seiyu" (voice actress) Yui Ishikawa and character designer Kyoji Asano attend an event promoting popular Japanese anime "Attack on Titan" at the Anime Festival Asia in SingaporeReuters

Attack on Titan, the popular manga series, will be in cinemas next summer.

Filming, under director Shinji Higuchi, has reportedly began in Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan.

The movie is scripted by Yuusuke Watanabe, the man behind live action series including Gatchaman, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, 20th Century Boys and Gantz, GMA News reported.

Hajime Isayama, the creator of the original manga, will supervise the movie project.

Earlier this month, the production house declared the dream cast for the movie, but it is yet to confirm who will play the lead role of Eren Yeager.

Haruma Miura, Hiroki Hasegawa and Kiko Mizuhara may portray the three prime characters Eren, Mikasa and Armin from the super-hit series.

Though there is no clear idea about the plot of the movie, it may take most of its inspiration from the animated series.

Crunchy Roll reports that the two-part movie will largely follow the original story.

The story of Attack on Titan revolves around Eren, his adopted sister Mikasa and friend Armin who lived inside the three layered walled cities, along with other surviving civilians, because giant humanoids – Titans – have destroyed the earth and humanity.

Eren is trained to fight the human killing beasts, but is eaten by one and is transformed into a himself and fight for his district destroy the humanoids.

The popular manga series also has several video games based on the story.

Though the movie will hit Japan theatres during 2015 summer, there is no word yet about their release in UK and US.