Warner Bros. Japan has released a new IMAX trailer for the live-action adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist. The video highlights the film’s spectacular action scenes. The visual effects look decent. We’ve seen most of the footage from previous trailers before, but they seem to focus more on highlighting epic action scenes that fans would love. Watch the trailer below:
The film screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 25 for its world premiere. It will have IMAX and 4D screenings in Japan, and will open to 400 theaters in Japan on December 1.
The film will also open in over 190 countries around the world, including in the United States and Europe. According to the website, it will be the widest international opening for any Japanese film — live-action or animated. (The Japanese film industry often lists territories among “countries”; for example, Hong Kong is often listed separately from mainland China.)
Anime NYC will screen the film’s United States premiere as its closing film on November 19. Director Fumihiko Sori will attend the screening.
The film stars Ryōsuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP member and live-action Assassination Classroom’s Nagisa) as Edward Elric, Atomu Mizuishi (Garo – Makai no Hana, Prince of Tennis 2nd season musicals) as Alphonse Elric (voice and motion capture), Tsubasa Honda (live-action Blue Spring Ride’s Futaba) as Winry Rockbell, and Dean Fujioka (live-action Happy Marriage!?) as Roy Mustang. Other cast members include:
● 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
The film tells the story in one complete film. Ed is being aged up to 20 years old; he was originally 15 in the manga. Alphonse will be rendered in full CG.