‘Fullmetal Alchemist’: New Teaser for the Live-Action Film has Arrived
Warner Bros. Japan has released a second teaser trailer for the live-action adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist manga series. The trailer shows off the young Elric brothers’ attempt to bring their mother back from the dead through alchemy.
Ryosuke Yamada stars as protagonist Edward, while Alphonse Elric will be rendered in full CG. Also starring Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka, Ryuta Sato, Yo Oizumi, and Misako Renbutsu, the film is directed by Fumihiko Sori (Ping Pong).
Check out the second Japanese trailer below.
Warner Bros. has also released an English version of the first teaser, which you can watch in the player below.
If you are not familiar with the anime, it follows brothers Edward as they attempt to use alchemy to resurrect their mother, but the attempt takes Ed’s arm and leg – and it takes Al’s entire body. Determined to get their bodies restored, Edward and Alphonse try to become State Alchemists so they can find the location of a powerful item known as the Philosopher’s Stone. But their journey ultimately leads them into a seedy world of government corruption and mass genocide.
The series inspired the “Fullmetal Alchemist” television anime series in 2003 and its sequel film, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa, in 2005. “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” a second television anime series based more closely on the original manga’s story, debuted in 2009. A spinoff anime film, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, premiered in 2011.
New Fullmetal Alchemist movie is set for release in December 1st in Japan.