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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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Japanese entertainment publication Daily Cyzo (via Crunchy Roll) indicates that a live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's action-fantasy manga "Fullmetal Alchemist" is currently in development.
Fumihiko Sori ("Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker," "Vexille") will direct the film, while "Hey! Say! Jump" member Ryosuke Yamada will star as Edward Elric. The production will make heavy use of CG to recreate the fantastic elements of the comic such as Alphonse Elric's armor.
Hiromu Arakawa created the original manga which is set in a world styled after the European Industrial Revolution, a world where alchemy is an advanced scientific technique. The action follows two brothers searching for a philosopher's stone to restore their bodies after a failed attempt to bring their mother back to life using alchemy.
The Fullmetal Alchemist manga has sold approximately 64 million volumes worldwide. It has been adapted into two anime television series, two animated films. Filming on »
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