The Elric brothers are preparing to transmute into live action. A Fullmetal Alchemist live action film is in the works for 2017.
The Japanese film will adapt Hiromu Arakawa’s beloved and critically acclaimed manga. The series follows Alphonse and Edward Elric, two boys on a quest to find the philosopher’s stone and use it to restore their bodies, which were torn apart during a failed attempt to use alchemy to bring their mother back to life.
Fumihiko Sori (Ping Pong, Ashita no Joe) will direct, and Hey! Say! JUMP member Ryosuke Yamada (Assassination Classroom) will play Edward Elric. CGI will be used to recreate Alphonse’s armor, and to emulate the fantastic effects of alchemy.
Filming on the Fullmetal Alchemist live action movie will take place in Italy from June through August 2016.
Fullmetal Achemist has already been adapted into two anime series, Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and two full-length animated films, Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos. It’s also spun out into videogames, light novels, and plenty of merchandise.
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