Warner Brothers has officially announced a live-action film adaption of one of the greatest manga series of all time, Fullmetal Alchemist. The film is expected to release in Japan in Winter 2017.
Fumihiko Sori is set to direct the film. On the announcement, Sori stated, “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 film will star Ryōsuke Yamada as Edward Elric, Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell, and Dean Fujioka as Roy Mustang. Additional cast members include:
- 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
No word yet on who will star as/ or voice Alphonse Elric.
In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical “auto-mail” limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his brother and himself…the legendary Philosopher’s Stone. (Amazon)
The manga ran from 2001 to 2010. There was also two anime series based on the manga, Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood as well as two animated films, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos.