The beloved manga series “Fullmetal Alchemist” has had quite a life beyond the pages. Though the original series ran from 2001 through 2010, it has produced two anime series — “Fullmetal Alchemist,” the loose adaptation, and “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” a more faithful retelling — a series of light novels, an audio drama, five video games and soon, a live-action adaptation, featuring an all-Japanese cast.
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Now, Warner Bros. has released a first glimpse of the film in the form of a brief teaser trailer. Though there are no English subtitles, it features several shots of Ryosuke Yamada (“Assassination Classroom”) as Edward Elric and a promise from him to get “[their] bodies back.” The film co-stars Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka, Misako Renbutsu, Kanata Hongō, Jun Kunimura, Kenjirō Ishimaru and more. Watch the teaser trailer below.
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The film is directed by Fumihiko Sori. He previously directed the 2002 film “Ping Pong,” about the friendship between two high school table tennis players, that garnered him a Best Director nomination at the Japanese Academy Awards. He also directed “Vexille,” “Ichi,” “Tomorrow’s Joe” and “Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker.” He also worked on the visual effects for James Cameron’s “Titanic.”
“Fullmetal Alchemist” will be released in Japan sometime in 2017 courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.
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