Netflix has certainly been helping out the Japanese entertainment industry big time, from anime to live-action. Now, it seems that they are distributing the recent live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film around the world exclusively as well. The streaming service recently unveiled their streaming premieres for February, and it lists the live-action FMA to premiere in February 19.
Yes folks, in less than a month, we may get to see live-action Alphonse and Edward. And yes, that includes a certain little girl and her dog…
Previously, the film’s staff revealed that the film will premiere in over 190 countries and regions around the world, but didn’t specify when or how. This Netflix premiere may be what they’re talking about as it lists the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist as a Netflix Exclusive.
The movie is based on the hit manga by Hiromu Arakawa, and it will follow Edward Elric, played by Ryousuke Yamada, and his brother Alphonse. It also stars Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell, while Dean Fujioka plays Roy Mustang. As for Alphonse, he will be a completely CGI character. The film is directed by live-action Ping Pong film director, Fumihiko Sori, and was previously filmed in Italy.
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Source: USA Today