Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Film Gets IMAX, 4DX Screenings in Japan
The official website for the live-action film of Hiromu Arakawa‘s Fullmetal Alchemist manga revealed on Friday that the film will have IMAX and 4DX screenings in Japan. The website also revealed two more on-set photos for the film.
The film will also have regular screenings and open on about 400 screens in Japan on December 1. With the 4DX systems, certain theaters have motion seats that move in sync with certain action sequences onscreen. Similarly, effects such as scents, wind, and mist will operate in accordance with the action onscreen.
The film will open the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 25 for its world premiere.
Fumihiko Sori (live-action Ping Pong) is directing the film. The film stars Ryōsuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP member and live-action Assassination Classroom‘s Nagisa) as Edward Elric, 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
Misia will perform the film’s theme song “Kimi no Soba ni Iru yo” (I’m By Your Side).
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.
Original manga creator Hiromu Arakawa is drawing a “special-edition comic” that people who attend theatrical screenings in Japan will receive.
Source: Comic Natalie