Fullmetal Alchemist Gets Live Action Movie
Rumors started popping up a few weeks ago for a live action Fullmetal Alchemist Movie and now that has become a reality.
The movie is currently being filmed in Italy. It will be directed by Fumihiko Sori (Ping Pong) and he has stated that ”…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 movie with supposedly encompass the whole series (hopefully it's done in two parts like the Live Action Attack on Titan).
The cast consists of:
Ryosuke Yamada as Edward Elric
Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell
Dean Fujioka as Roy Mustang.
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
For those who aren’t familiar with Fullmetal Alchemist, the story revolves around two brothers named Alphonse and Edward. It starts out with an alchemical ritual gone wrong. The elder brother, Edward Elric, loses his arm and his leg, while his brother, Alphonse, becomes 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 and his brother's bodies, the legendary Philosopher's Stone. Both the Manga and Anime shares the same story but with a few differences including the ending of each respectively.
Edwards Elric’s age is being bumped up to 20 years old for the live action film instead of 15 years old like in the Manga/Anime. It kind of defeats the purpose of two kids going after something so out of reach even for some adults in the series. Hopefully they’ll be able to pull off the whole story without it being condensed down too much. There are a lot of key points throughout the series which lead the brothers through a roller coaster of emotions, and we're hoping the live action film will have the same points.
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