Ryōsuke Yamada Discusses Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Film's 4DX Screenings in Video

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4DX screenings will feature smells, water during rain scenes

The official website for the live-action film of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga began streaming a new video on Sunday featuring lead actor Ryōsuke Yamada and director Fumihiko Sori discussing the film's 4DX screenings. Yamada said that the movie will stimulate all five senses, and will also feature smells such as burning material when Mustang uses his Flame Alchemy. Viewers will also be able to feel sensations similar to lightning during the scene where the brothers conduct Human Transmutation, as well as water in rain scenes.

The film opened the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 25 for its world premiere. The film will have IMAX and 4DX screenings in Japan, and will open on about 400 screens 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 screened the film's United States premiere as its closing film on November 19. Director Fumihiko Sori attended the screening.

Arakawa is drawing a new manga titled "Fullmetal Alchemist 0," which is set immediately after Ed meets the qualifications to become a State Alchemist. The "special-edition comic" will be the first new manga that Arakawa has drawn for the franchise in seven years, and will be offered to theatergoers in Japan.

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.

Source: Comic Natalie

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