Seems like the age of Live-Action movies are here as Warner Bros Japan has been streaming two different trailers for Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist manga series. The Live-Action movie shows a young Edward and Alphonso attempt to bring their mother back to life using alchemy.
The first and second teaser for the live-action teasers can be seen below:
As seen in the trailers above, the film will open in Japanese theatre on the 1st of December. The director, Fumihiko Sori, mentions that “I want to create a style that follows the original manga as much as possible. The cast is entirely Japanese, but the cultural background is Europe. However, it’s a style that doesn’t represent a specific race or country.”
In regards to how the characters will be casted and played, the manga has non-Japanese ethnicity characters, Sori mentions “There will never be a scene in which a character says something that would identify him/her as Japanese.” The cast includes:
- Ryōsuke Yamada as Edward Elric
- Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell
- Dean Fujioka as Roy Mustang
- Fumiyo Kohinata as General Hakuro
- Ryuta Sato as Maes Hughes
Misako Renbutsu as Riza Hawkeye
- Natsuna as Maria Ross
- Natsuki Harada as Gracia Hughes
- Yo Oizumi as Shou Tucker
- Jun Kunimura as Doctor Marco
- Yasuko Matsuyuki as Lust
- Kanata Hongou as Envy
- Shinji Uchiyama as Gluttony
- Kenjiro Ishimaru as Father Cornello
The film seems to tell the whole story, Ed will age up to the age of 20, while being originally 15 in the manga. Also seems like Alphonse will be rendered in the movie as a CG character.
So what are your thoughts on this? I’ve personally not fully watched FMA, but I know there are lots of fans of the anime, manga and now the movie. What are your opinions, be sure to comment down below.