For once, the Law of Equivalent Exchange didn’t lead to this.
Earlier today, the official Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film’s website updated with a new still. The image features a close-up look at Alphone Elric, rendered in full CGI. According to news source Comic Natalie, Alphonse’s CGI appearance makes use of techniques that were never used in the Japanese film industry before.
The site also revealed that the film will hit Japanese theaters on December 1. The film aims to tell the entire Fullmetal Alchemist saga in one feature.
Fumihiko Sori (Ping Pong) was tapped to direct the feature. He commented on the adaptation process, stating that he wants “to create a style which follows the original manga as much as possible. The cast is fully Japanese, but the cultural background is European. That said, it’s a style that doesn’t espouse a specific race or country.” He continued on this train of thought, stating that “There will never be a scene in which a character states something that will define them as Japanese.”
The confirmed cast includes:
- Edward Elric: Ryosuke Yamada
- Winry Rockbell: Tsubasa Honda
- Roy Mustang: Dean Fujioka
- General Hakuro: Fumiyo Kohinata
- Maes Hughes: Ryuta Sato
- Riza Hawkeye: Misako Renbutsu
- Maria Ross: Natsuna
- Gracia Hughes: Natsuki Harada
- Shou Tucker: Yo Oizumi
- Doctor Marco: Jun Kunimura
- Lust: Yasuko Matsuyuki
- Envy: Kanata Hongou
- Gluttony: Shinji Uchiyama
- Father Cornello: Kenjiro Ishimaru
A trailer and several visuals were released to promote the film. You can check these out below:
Source: Comic Natalie