Empire of Corpses Visual 001 - 20160407Trust me… you do *not* want to take a stroll through that kingdom’s capital.

Last night, Funimation announced the English dub cast for The Empire of Corpses. The film will star the following:

  • John Watson: Jason Liebrecht
  • Burnaby: J Michael Tatum
  • Hadaly: Morgan Garrett
  • M: Sean Hennigan
  • The One: R Bruce Elliott
  • Aleksei: Mike McFarland
  • Nikolai: Micah Solusod
  • Yamazawa: Kenny Green
  • Friday: Todd Haberkorn
  • Grant: Greg Dulcie

Mike McFarland is directing the adaptation and writing the script, with J Michael Tatum serving as assitant writer. Peter Hawkinson will be the ADR Engineer on the project. Kit Buss was tapped as an English dialect advisor, while Lauren Conn works as Russian dialect advisor.

The company released a new trailer to promote the dub:

The Empire of Corpses is the first of three films based on novels by the late Project Itoh. Ryoutarou Makihara (Hal) directed the movie at Wit Studio, with Takaaki Chiba providing character designs. The team of Hiroshi Seko, Kōji Yamamoto, and Midori Gotou wrote the screenplay.

Funimation will release The Empire of Corpses to select theaters on April 19 and 20. The company describes the film as:

From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on an award-winning novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology” creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.

In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a worldwide race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.

Each of the Project Itoh films adapts a different novel. Funimation will also release the remaining features, Harmony and Genocidal Organ in North America.

Genocidal Organ‘s production was delayed due to production shifts in the wake of studio Manglobe’s bankruptcy.

Source: Funimation Blog