Fullmetal Alchemist to Get Live-Action Film in 2017

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Fullmetal Alchemist is set to receive a live-action adaptation of the manga written by Hiromu Arakawa, Warner Brothers announces.

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Filming for the movie is set to begin in June of this year. Though we won’t see the movie in theaters till Winter of 2017, the studio has announced the cast:

  • Ryōsuke Yamada as Edward Elric
  • Tsubase 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 (pictured bottom right in image to the right) as Lust
  • Kanata Hongou as Envy
  • Shinji Uchiyama as Gluttony
  • Kenjiro Ishimaru as Father Cornello

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The film will be directed by Fumihiko Sori who says, “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.” The director seems to understand what fans want and shares the same vision for the movie.

Fullmetal Alchemist tells the story of two brothers who use magic to revive a loved one. Things go wrong and they must journey to find an item to return the younger brother’s spirit back to his body. If you haven’t watched the anime, I urge you to do so.

Fullmetal Alchemist will come to theaters Winter 2017 in Japan.