Live-action adaptation sure is trendy right now.
A first look at the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie has been revealed. Check out a new 30-second trailer that teases the film’s 2017 Japanese release.
The film is based on the anime series of the same name written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. Directed by Fumihiko Sori and produced by Warner Bros. Japan, the movie features an all-Japanese cast in the cultural setting of Europe starring Ryosuke Yamada as Edward Elric, Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell, and Dean Fujioka as Roy Mustang. You can check out the full cast list here.
The Fullmetal Alchemist manga series ran from 2001-2010, selling over 64-million volumes worldwide while also inspiring two anime series, two animated films, a series of six novels, and numerous video games made by various developers including Square Enix and Bandai.
The live-action film will follow the brother-duo of Edward and Alphonse Elric after their use of a forbidden alchemic technique to revive their dead mother doesn’t go as planned, leading them on a quest in search of the Philosopher’s Stone.
Fullmetal Alchemist is scheduled for a 2017 release in Japan. An official release date for North America has yet to be announced.