Live-Action FullMetal Alchemist Film Listed for Netflix Premiere on February 19
posted on by Karen Ressler
Netflix shared a list of titles that it will premiere in February with various news outlets on Tuesday. The list includes the live-action FullMetal Alchemist film, slated for premiere on February 19 as a Netflix original.
The film opened the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 25 for its world premiere, before opening in Japan on December 1. The film is also screening in Japan on IMAX and 4DX screens. The film topped the Japanese box office in its first weekend.
The film will also open in over 190 countries around the world, including in the United States and Europe. According to the film's official 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.
Fumihiko Sori (live-action Ping Pong) directed the film. 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 was aged up to 20 years old; he was originally 15 in the manga. Alphonse is rendered in full CG.
Thanks to Ivan for the news tip.