Following the release of a teaser image depicting the Elric brothers last month, a new image from the upcoming live-action adaptation of the manga “Fullmetal Alchemist” has arrived on Warner Bros. Japan’s site.
The image features a close-up of the computergenerated Alphonse Elric, the heavily-armored brother of State Alchemist Edward. The image isn’t the only big reveal, either. The film now has a firm release date in Japan: December 1.
Based on the popular manga series that ran in Japan for 27 volumes from 2001 to 2010, director Fumihiko Sori will tell the entire “Fullmetal Alchemist” tale in a single film.
is set in an alternate Edwardian-style world where alchemy is treated as a science. The series follows the Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse, who attempt to resurrect their dead mother using the forbidden human transmutation. The transmutation backfires, severely injuring Edward and destroying Alphonse’s body. But Alphonse’s soul is not lost; instead, it’s bound to a suit of armor (pictured above) thanks to a sacrifice made by Edward. Edward gets a job with the government as a State Alchemist, and the two set off in search of a philosopher’s stone to restore their bodies.
“Fullmetal Alchemist” has sold 65 million copies worldwide. The manga has inspired two anime adaptations, 2003’s “Fullmetal Alchemist” and 2009’s more faithful “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” video games, light novels and a pair of animated features.
Filmed in Italy from June to August, the live-action “Fullmetal Alchemist” is directed by Fumihiko Sori stars Ryosuke Yamada as Edward Elric, Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell and Dean Fujioka as Roy Mustang. The movie is set for release on December 1, 2017 in Japan.
(via Anime News Network)
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