'Fullmetal Alchemist' Live-Action English Trailer Released

Fullmetal Alchemist’s first live-action project is a little more than a month away, and promotions for the film are starting in earnest. Over on Youtube, Warner Bros. Japan shared the movie’s official English trailer with fans, and U.S. fans are certainly glad for the translation.

As you can see above, the main trailer is a replica of the film’s latest theatrical reel. A batch of much-wanted English subtitles have been added to the clip, so fans can get a better idea of what the trailer itself is teasing.

The clip begins by explaining the tragic origins of both Edward and Alphonse Elric. The pair are said to have used alchemy to “bring back their dead mom but failed.” Ed’s amputation is confirmed to have stemmed from the event, and Alphonse lost his body and was forcibly sealed into a suit of armor by his brother in hopes of one day bringing Alphonse’s body back.

“For Al, I’d do anything,” Edward can be heard saying over some unusually cheerful theme music. However, the younger boy does not seemed too pleased with his brother’s self-sacrificing ways.

As the trailer continues, fans are directly introduced to characters like Winry and Roy Mustang. However, the reel’s most pressing revelation is that the brothers are searching for the one thing that could return Alphonse’s body: the Sorcerer Stone. And, as you can see, the trailer then brings in the Homunculi to impede the two boys’ journey.

“You know too much, Fullmetal boy,” Lust can be heard saying to Edward. “You have to die now.”

If you’re hoping to catch the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie, then patience will be the key. There are no official plans to screen the movie in U.S. theaters for a limited run just yet, but the film will have its stateside premiere next month at Anime NYC.

If you are not familiar with Fullmetal Alchemist, then you have plenty of time to watch the anime before its live-action film arrives. The series follows brothers Edward and Alphonse after their mother tragically passes. They attempt to use alchemy to resurrect her, but the attempt takes Edward’s arm and leg - and it takes Alphonse’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.