Fullmetal Alchemist fans, rejoice! Today Warner Bros. Japan have debuted a second teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action film. Based on Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist manga, the trailer depicts a young Edward and Alphonse’s attempt to bring their mother back to life with alchemy.
Opening in Japan on December 1st, the film will be directed by Fumihiko Sori, who is known best for his live-action of Ping Pong. In press releases, Sori has voiced wanting to keep the series’ own authenticity intact explaining, “I want to create a style that follows the original manga as much as possible.”
The film is rumoured to tell the story in one complete film, with Ed being made older at 20-years-old instead of his manga counterpart who was age 15. Character Alphonse will be rendered in full CG.
The film will feature actors Ryōsuke Yamada (Live-action Assassination Classroom’s Nagisa) as Edward Elric, Tsubasa Honda (live-action Blue Spring Ride’s Futaba) as Winry Rockbell, and Dean Fujioka (live-action Happy Marriage!?) as Roy Mustang.
How do you feel about the live adaptation?