A Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Movie is on the Way

If you’re a fan of live-action adaptations of your favorite anime series then it’s time to rejoice! According to Daily Cyzo, a Japanese entertainment publication, a live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s action-fantasy manga Fullmental Alchemist is on its way.


Set for a 2017 release, the film will be directed by Fumihiko Sori (Ping Pong, Ashita no Joe) while the lead role of Edward Elric will be taken on by Hey! Say! JUMP member Ryosuke Yamada, who you may recognize from the live-action Assassination Classroom films. Filming is scheduled to run from June to August of 2016 in Italy, and production will make heavy use of CGI to recreate the more fantastic elements of the comic, including Alphonse Elric’s armor.

Little else is known about the production, but keep looking here for more news as it develops!